Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP)

The Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) was established in February 2012 as a Presidential Initiative to fight Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Developed jointly by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the specific aims of the ADSP are to 1) identify protective genomic variants in older adults at risk for AD, 2) identify new risk variants among AD cases, and 3) examine these factors in multi-ethnic populations to identify therapeutic targets for disease prevention.