Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

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Basic Books, Jan 7, 2008 - Science - 313 pages
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Working from the intriguing hypothesis that Alzheimer's dementia is the result of a renegade protein-beta amyloid-Tanzi and others set out to find the gene responsible for its production. Decoding Dar
 

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Decoding darkness: the search for the genetic causes of Alzheimer's disease

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Following Daniel Pollen's Hannah's Heirs (LJ 6/93; updated in 1996), this engrossing book is the second major account of the race to uncover the genetics behind Alzheimer's disease as told by one of ... Read full review

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VI
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VII
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VIII
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XI
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XIII
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Rudolph E. Tanzi is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital's Genetics and Aging Unit.

Science journalist Ann B. Parson is co-author, with Isaac Schiff, M.D., of Menopause, and until recently taught in Boston University's graduate program in science and journalism.

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