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Researchers Connect Alzheimer’s-Associated Genetic Variants with Brain Cell Function

October 2, 2023

Led by scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and UC-San Francisco, research reveals new non-coding genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease functioning in microglia – brain cells already implicated in the progression of this often-fatal neurodegenerative condition. Yun Li, PhD, professor of genetics, is the lead UNC School of Medicine researcher.