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Big Plans for Alzheimer's Association Study

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.

 

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people over 65 or at increased risk.

Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post.

Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia

In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.