Many cases of dementia may arise from non-inherited DNA 'spelling mistakes'

(University of Cambridge) Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited -- the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, in a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, a team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Cambridge believe they may have found an explanation: spontaneous errors in our DNA that arise as cells divide and reproduce.
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