Is there a link between Down's syndrome and Alzheimer's?

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Down’s Syndrome is a genetic disease caused by inheriting an extra copy of human chromosome 21. As well as leading to a range of physical and mental problems, new research is also revealing changes in the brains of people with Down’s Syndrome that look similar to the neurodegeneration seen in diseases such as Alzheimer’s. To find out more I spoke to Lizzy Fisher, Professor of Neurogenetics at University College London, who’s creating mouse models to help figure out what’s going on.
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here

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