Never-before-seen DNA recombination in the brain linked to Alzheimer?s disease

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified gene recombination in neurons that produces thousands of new gene variants within Alzheimer?s disease brains. The study, published today in Nature, reveals for the first time how the Alzheimer?s-linked gene, APP, is recombined by using the same type of enzyme found in HIV.?