PNGC members had a great experience at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) this year. AAIC took place in Los Angeles from July 12-17. We presented four posters during the conference and the National Institute on Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS) exhibited for the first time. In addition, Dr. Adam Naj […]
Recently, Penn Medicine News wrote a press release describing the new NIAGADS Data Sharing Service (DSS), which will distribute genomic data to qualified investigators. Initially, whole-genome sequence data will be available for 5,000 subjects, with more data to be released within a year. “Genetic findings for Alzheimer’s disease are critical for identifying targets for therapeutic […]
- Human genetics helps us understand the biology of Alzheimer’s and identify drug targets.
- Improvements in technology such as sequencing and gene therapy are promising.
- Large sample sizes and rich phenotypes are critical to finding new AD genes.
- Data visualization and outreach will encourage closer collaboration among the research community.