By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A US-European effort to identify genes associated with Alzheimer's disease was officially launched today.

Called the International Genomics of Alzheimer's Project, or IGAP, the project brings together scientists from four university research groups and creates a shared resource database that includes genetic information on more than 40,000 patients.

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