The BBC has a story about an ongoing study that is "believed to be the largest study yet of genes which cause Alzheimer's disease." Headed up by researchers at Cardiff University, the project was funded by the Wellcome Trust and aims to perform a genome-wide assocation study across DNA samples from 14,000 people in the US and UK, according to the story.

 

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.