This Week in PNAS

In this week's PNAS, research led by Stanford University scientists studied antibodies to β-amyloid (Aβ) proteins on a large scale. Using peptide arrays on plasma samples and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Alzheimer's disease, they found natural antibodies against known toxic Aβ and amyloidogenic non-Aβ peptides and that these antibodies decrease with age and advancing Alzheimer's.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.