Risk genes show up in newborns’ brain scans

 

Risk genes show up in newborns’ brain scans

Risk genes show up in newborns’ brain scans.

Brain scans of newborns show the same brain changes that appear in adults with gene variants linked to Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, and other disorders.

For some polymorphisms – such as a variation in the APOE gene which is associated with Alzheimer’s disease – the brain changes in infants looked very similar to brain changes found in adults with the same variants.