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Genetics and family history

Many people wonder if Alzheimer’s disease runs in their family. Is it in your genes? Genetics can play a big role in a person’s risk of developing certain diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Check out these articles to learn more about the role of genetics in developing this disease.

Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet

Genetic variations are one of several possible risk or protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about genetic variations that are associated with Alzheimer’s, genetic testing, and research underway.
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