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Newly identified gene linked to dementia

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7202.74a (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:74
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    A single alteration in the DNA sequence of a newly discovered gene may be the cause of familial British dementia, a rare form of hereditary dementia that is characterised by amyloid deposition in the brain and is considered to be closely related to Alzheimer's disease.

    A team of researchers from New York University School of Medicine, New York, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Institute of Neurology, both in London, analysed tissue …

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