#83 Alex Ille on Alzheimer's Disease

06.01.2018 - By DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast

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Alexander Ille, the Director of the Genome Cure Organization, joins me on this podcast episode. He received a Bachelors of Science from University of Waterloo and is currently a graduate student at D'Youville College, actively participating in genetic research. He also wrote a book, “The Genome Cure: The Future of Medicine for Alzheimer's, Cancer, Diabetes and more”.

Alex founded the Genome Cure Organization in 2016 and is enthusiastic about genomic research and its medical implications. This mission of his organization is to push towards finding cures for a multitude of diseases through the advancement of gene therapy and gene editing.

On This Episode We Discuss:
Hereditary component of Alzheimer's Disease
Prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease in the populations and how many people affected
Treatment options for people with Alzheimer’s Disease
Genome Cure Organization’s efforts to make a difference in the Alzheimer’s Disease
Recent research published about Alzheimer's
The process of researching new treatments and a potential cure
Length of phases
Funding required
Key players/institutions in the research
Current clinical trials
Ways the public can get involved

Learn more about Genome Cure Organization on their website and Instagram.

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