NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genescient and Kronos Science Laboratory will collaborate to identify genes that may be involved in Alzheimer’s disease, Genescient said today.

The company said it hopes to use Kronos’ Alzheimer's disease data set to target genes that previously have not been recognized as linked to the disease.

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