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In PLoS Genetics this week, researchers in New York, Florida, and Tennessee combined data on 483,399 SNPs from previously reported GWAS on late-onset Alzheimer's disease in order to identify novel genetic association signals. The team observed and replicated a novel statistically-significant association in the MTHFD1L gene, which is involved in the tetrahydrofolate synthesis pathway.

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