A study online in Genome Biology this week describes a dozen microRNAs with blood expression patterns that may help in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. By sequencing small RNAs in blood samples from four dozen individuals with Alzheimer's disease and 22 unaffected individuals, researchers from Germany and the US identified more than 100 differentially expressed miRNAs in the affected group.

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