NY Launching Groundbreaking Study of Alzheimer’s

From the AP, a large scale study in the Empire State to help understand Alzheimer’s

Researchers would aim to map the genes of one million people living with or at-risk of Alzheimer’s disease over five years through a proposed initiative at the State University of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed Friday to establish the SUNY Curing Alzheimer’s Health Consortium within the state university system.

SUNY statistics show that about 400,000 sufferers of Alzheimer’s reside in New York State, roughly 2% of the state’s 20M residents. That number is expected to rise to almost 5% in the coming years. This genetic database may help identify at-risk individuals so they can begin preventative treatments early in life.

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