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Poll Question: What role will identification of new AD genes play in development of therapies?
A disease is correctly defined by its cause, inasmuch a treatment acts somewhere on the chain between cause and symptom, and is bound to be the more efficient the nearer to the cause it acts. When the various (genetic) causes of AD are identified, specific treatments for the various "Alzheimer diseases" will be possible.