NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Neurodegeneration Consortium this week said that it has received a commitment of $5 million from the Huffington Foundation to help fund the consortium's genomics-based work in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

The gift will go toward NDC's research using genomic technology to identify new molecular targets to treat neurodegenerative diseases. NDC collaborators are inhibiting and interrogating thousands of genes, one at a time, in order to identify those that may decrease the levels of proteins that cause disease.

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