This week I read a very interesting article about research concerning Alzheimer's Disease. This article was particularly interesting to be because this disease runs in my family. The researchers have been comparing the genetic sequences of 2,269 patients with late onset Alzheimer's and 3,107 patients without the disease. They have found a specific gene called MTHFD1L that they believe is linked to late onset Alzheimer's. Patients with specific variations in the gene are almost two times as likely to have late onset Alzheimer's than those who don't. The purpose of this research is to better understand the onset of this disease as well as to show insight on how to improve treatments for the disease. This research also may be able to provide high risk patients for Alzheimer's with earlier knowledge of their situation. Overall, I think this article is clear and understandable and gives insight into the research being done with late-onset Alzheimer's Disease.