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A REPORT ABOUT THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE THROUGH GENETICS

VITRUVIAN MANMany see genetics as the future of medicine, and at the most recent meeting in San Diego, held at UC San Diego, attendees at the FOGM meeting heard from the thought leaders in this area.

We are fortunate enough to have a reporter directly ‘on the scene’ to share his thoughts and observations.  None other than my son, Eric Lakin.

>>>>>HERE<<<<<< is the link to his report from that seminal meeting.

 

GENETIC PROTECTION FROM ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

A just published article in the widely respected journal Nature, shows that genetic protection against Alzheimer’s Disease exists. The real excitement is that this genetic trait prevents the production of beta-amyloid, a protein known to be found in excess in brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
This strongly supports the idea that medication that prevent beta-amyloid production will potentially prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and these drugs are currently under study.