NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international group of collaborators from academia and the business sector will partner to use integrative systems biology and comparative genomics approaches to study age-related human brain diseases with a particular focus on discovering new molecular targets and biomarkers for late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

The AgedBrainSYSBIO project, which is funded with €6 million ($7.7 million) from the European Commission, includes 14 partners in Belgium, France, Estonia, Germany, Israel, the UK, and Switzerland.

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