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Alzheimer’s gene found to affect women over men
San Francisco Chronicle

A gene that’s been known for two decades as the largest inheritable risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease mostly affects the brains of women, not men, according to a team of researchers from Stanford and UCSF. The gene variant known as APOE4 is the most common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s – only about 15 percent of people carry the gene, but it’s found in more than half of all Alzheimer’s patients.

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