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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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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.