This article in the Arizona Republic explains Dr. Huentelman’s vision for MindCrowd and how scientists are going to use the test results to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Huentelman, a scientific researcher at Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute, founded MindCrowd— a mass online scientific study aimed at studying memory in relation to genetics. It’s the first of its kind, he says.
“Before we can discover new treatments for brain-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, we need to understand the human genetic blueprint – DNA – that determines how the brain works in healthy individuals,” he (Huentelman) said. “Then, we will be better equipped to develop new medicines and therapies for individuals with brain disorders.”
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MindCrowd is the first online research project of its kind to study millions of individuals to help bring us closer to a cure for Alzheimer’s. Help us reach the 1 million people mark.