Genes For Alcohol Use Disorder And Alzheimer’s Risk Overlap: Study

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Genetic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data reveal molecular mechanisms tying these disorders to each other and to immune disfunction.

By Emma Yasinski

Original Source: the-scientist.com

Some genetic risk factors for alcohol use disorder overlap with those for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, scientists reported in Nature Communications on August 20. The study, which relied on a combination of genetic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data, also offers insight into the molecular commonalities among these disorders, and their connections to immune disfunction.

“By meshing findings from genome wide association studies . . . with gene expression in brain and other tissues, this new study has…click here to continue reading

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