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Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1068
  1. Nigel Lester, consultant psychiatrist
  1. London

    Rudolph E Tanzi, Ann B Parson

    Perseus Publishing, £18.99, pp 320

    ISBN 0 7382 0195 2

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    Decoding Darkness is something of a heart warming tale of the early years of genetic research—a time when all you needed was a good idea, a few Petri dishes, and the tenacity to spend month after month engaged in thankless and repetitive activity: cleave, zap, blot, probe ad infinitum.

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    The story is a chronological account of the work that led to one of the most important early …

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