Technology Review reports on a study published in JAMA indicating that a genetic variant known to improve cholesterol levels appears to "also protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia," the article says.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more