Study reveals genetic links between AD and Parkinson’s disease

Significant genetic links between Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) were reported at AAIC 2021.

The researchers said the findings could identify potential targets for drug development, aimed at specific pathways rather than diseases.

Dr Konstantin Senkevich from the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital, McGill University, in Montreal, Canada, reported the findings from a study using genomic and transcriptomic analyses to investigate possible shared biological pathways in AD, PD, and DLB.