Leonard Guarente
Professor of Biology, MIT
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Race, Gender and Alzheimer's

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Are women and African-Americans at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s—as some data suggests—or are there other factors in play?

Leonard Guarente

Dr. Leonard P. Guarente is an American biologist and director of MIT's Glenn Laboratory for the Science of Aging, where he is also a Novartis Professor of Biology. He is best known for his research on longevity and specifically for uncovering the gene in yeast that governs the organism's life span. He is the author of "Ageless Quest: One Scientist's Search for Genes That Prolong Youth," which was published in 2003 by Cold Spring Harbor Press.

 


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