Alzheimer disease is the most common form of severe memory loss or dementia in the elderly. Affecting 5 million people in the United States, this disease destroys the parts of the brain that control thinking, language, and judgement. Numerous studies indicate that individuals with a family history of Alzheimer disease have a greater chance of developing the disease.
- Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium The goal of the ADGC is to identify genetic variants associated with risk for AD. Click here to learn more: ADGC
- Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) The main goals of ADSP is to identify new genes involved in AD by the identification of genes contributing to the increased risk of or protect against the AD. Click here to learn more: ADSP
- Collaboration on Alzheimer Disease Research- Focused on analyses of data generated by the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project – a national collaboration with data representing tens of thousands of individuals. Click here to learn more: CADRE
For More Information Please Contact
Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.
Director, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Professor of Human Genetics
Executive Vice Chair, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics
Eden R. Martin, Ph.D.
Professor, Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and Department of Public Health Sciences
Director, The Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics