Genomics Research

What has genomics research contributed to Alzheimer’s disease? Before answering that question, let’s define the field of genomics research. A relatively new and continuously expanding scientific field, genomics focuses on the study of genes and the mechanisms by which they’re turned on or off as well as their contribution to normal and abnormal functions of the body.

Genomics research has significantly advanced the scientific understanding of Alzheimer’s disease by helping in the discovery of promising investigational treatments. Genomics also accelerated the evaluation of treatments to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Eventually, it could help doctors determine which people are most likely to benefit from a particular Alzheimer’s treatment.