Study finds one copy of protective genetic variant helps stave off early-onset Alzheimer’s disease

A scientific story that began with a discovery in just one extraordinary patient is now panning out. In 2019, an international team that included researchers from two Mass General Brigham hospitals—Mass Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)—reported on the case of a patient who did not develop cognitive impairment until her late 70s, despite being part of a family at extremely high genetic risk for developing early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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