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An April 12, 2017 Morning Consult opinion piece by Fred Upton and Diana Degette highlighted both long and short term issues with the proposed NIH budget cuts. They use Alzheimer’s as the quintessential example of a disease desperately in need of a cure not only for patients and families, but also to save American taxpayers big dollars. 

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AARP and WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s invite you to Voices of Action: Addressing the Economic Disparities of Dementia for Women. Participate in an interactive educational discussion on the economic disparities of Alzheimer’s and related dementias facing women. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 9am–2pm (EST) in Washington DC.

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An April 6, 2017 STAT article reported that the FDA granted approval for the company 23andMe to offer direct-to-consumer genetic tests. By mailing a saliva sample, consumers get back data on their risk for developing diseases such as Parkinson’s, late-onset Alzheimer’s, and celiac disease.

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