Loss of Y chromosome in blood cells associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 2016-05-24


Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at greater risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease according to a study by researchers at Uppsala University/SciLifeLab. The new findings could lead to a simple test to identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The study was published in American Journal of Human Genetics.

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