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Mixed-ancestry genetic research shows a bit of Native American DNA could reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease

By Diane Xue, Public Health Genetics PhD student and Research Assistant in Medical Genetics, University of Washington
Hanley Kingston, Research Assistant in Medical Genetics, University of Washington
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Using a technique called admixture mapping, researchers can leverage the diversity of people with mixed ancestry to look for hard-to-find genetic risk factors for diseases like Alzheimer's disease.


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