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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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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.