A team of researchers from Fundació ACE participated this week in the last meeting of the International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project (IGAP) that took place on November 29th -30th in Paris. This research consortium aims to understand the role of genetic inheritance in the development of Alzheimer's. The project, made up of North American and European scientists, has a genetic database with samples of 40,000 individuals.
During the meeting, the genetics specialists from Fundació ACE were able to explain the latest developments of the GR@ACE project, which with more than 4,000 patient samples is the largest Spanish study of genomic research on Alzheimer's. The project, funded by "la Caixa" Welfare Projects and Grífols laboratories, is based on the application of high resolution genomic technologies for the identification of a new generation of genes that will provide data to design new treatments to deal with the disease.