On methodology and appropriate inference regarding possible genetic factors in typical, late-onset AD

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Diagnosis of AD in both probands and relatives, and its typically late onset, pose difficulties for the interpretation of its apparent familial aggregation-a possible indicator of genetic causes. Recent methodologic improvements have ameliorated these difficulties somewhat, and new studies incorporating these improvements suggest much greater familial risk in AD than has been previously reported. Actual risk to aged relatives remains a topic of controversy, and the true role of genetic factors in the etiology of AD will probably require the application of the classical genetic methods of twin and linkage studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-477
Number of pages2
JournalNeurobiology of Aging
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Aging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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