DNA is a sequence that contains information relevant to the synthesis of a molecule with a cellular function, typically proteins. The genes are organized in chromosomes, within each cell , in a certain position. Heredity refers to the information transmitted to the offspring.
The genome is the genetic information characteristic of a species . Genome sequencing is very useful for identifying disease-related genes.
Genotype refers to the set of genetic material from a specific individual characteristic features of living beings in particular.
The Genetic and Environmental Risk in Alzheimer’s Disease (GERAD) is a research group that works to identify genetic variants associated with risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Fundació ACE is part of this international team, led by Dr. Julie Williams of Cardiff University (UK). GERAD is one of the four companies forming part of the International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project (IGAP).
The studies of genome-wide association (GWAS) is a research technique used to analyze the genetic material of many subjects and compare them . Fundació ACE uses this high-resolution genomic technology to analyze the association between genes and Alzheimer ‘s disease.