My mother had Alzheimer’s, and it’s a desperately, desperately cruel thing to witness.
– Gemma Jones
Traditionally, when you talk to people who have Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, they’ll talk about how they’re in five or six studies, and they’ve been sequenced by each study. That’s just fat in the system. Just have a single data set that then you can share. You can make the entire system more efficient.
– Anne Wojcicki
It turns out that this part of the brain is one of the first areas that’s attacked by Alzheimer’s disease. So we can now use some of the basic understanding of this part of the brain to ask the simple question, ‘What is going wrong with these special cells in the hippocampus at the very earliest stages?’
– John O’Keefe