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Alzheimer's Snake Oil

An NIH-sponsored review of scientific literature on Alzheimer's disease has concluded that nothing currently works to prevent the disease, writes the Genomics, Evolution and Pseudoscience blog's Steven Salzberg. In its report, NIH wrote that "there is currently no evidence of even moderate scientific quality supporting the association of any modifiable factor ... with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

A WHO panel is calling for a global registry of human germline gene-editing projects, according to Stat News.

Vox writes that lab mishaps involving pathogens are quite common.

In Genome Biology this week: analysis of wild and cultivated peach genomes, Hi-C-based pipeline for assembling microbial genomes from metagenomic data, and more.