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By Brenda Maddox

In 1962, Maurice Wilkins, Francis Crick, and James Watson got the Nobel Prize, however it was once Rosalind Franklin's info and pictures of DNA that resulted in their discovery.

Brenda Maddox tells a strong tale of a remarkably single-minded, forthright, and tempestuous younger girl who, on the age of fifteen, made up our minds she was once going to be a scientist, yet who was once airbrushed out of the best medical discovery of the 20 th century.

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Are large Alzheimer's disease kindreds instances of one, or perhaps many, separate entities which ought to be radically distinguished from "ordinary" cases occurring sporadically or in small clusters? Inasmuch as the definition of confirmed Alzheimer's disease - associating progressive dementia with the three landmarks of "neuritic plaques," "neurofibrillary tangles," and "granulovacuolar degeneration" - is fulfilled in each kindred for at least one (and generally many) subjects, no formal diagnostic problem should arise.

1986; Clemenceau et al. 1986). This was a trivial result in retrospect, the major histocompatibility loci being, of course, mapped to chromosome 6. For the same reason, the statistical association of an Apo C2 allele (mapped to chromosome 19) with familial Alzheimer's disease in small pedigrees (Schellenberg et al. 1987) is impossible to interpret. The key to an answer, short of significant cosegregation, is the determination ofthe segregation ratio, which, if internally consistent and moreover consistent with an established model of Mendelian transmission, is a strong indication for the latter.

Such an inquiry may be sufficient to give an indication about possible clustering of Alzheimer's disease in the patient's family, giving additional elements for a diagnosis of the same disease in the patient himself. Recording yet another familial cluster of Alzheimer's disease is, however, not an aim in itself. When a number of them are grouped into one study, such clusters may be, and have been, used in well-planned studies, starting with the detection of a large number of index cases. Examples are the studies of Sjogren et al.

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