This Week in Cell

A systems biology-based analysis of postmortem brain samples from individuals with late-onset Alzheimer's disease suggests a microglial cell and immune function-related network may contribute to the disease. In Cell, researchers from the US, Iceland, and elsewhere looked at gene expression patterns in 1,647 postmortem brain samples from 549 genotyped individuals, including 376 individuals with late-onset Alzheimer's disease and 173 dementia-free control individuals.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.