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Can alzheimer's genes be detected via amniotic fluid before a baby is born?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Genes for Alzheimers

Well, the gene for alzheimer's disease isn't known as yet.
And their may be more than one cause for what we call alzheimer's disease. So, without knowing what gene causes the disease, we can't detect it by amniocentesis.

In brief: Genes for Alzheimers

Well, the gene for alzheimer's disease isn't known as yet.
And their may be more than one cause for what we call alzheimer's disease. So, without knowing what gene causes the disease, we can't detect it by amniocentesis.
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