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To understand the evolution of brain conditions and other traits, investigators plan to sequence human and pathogen DNA in thousands of samples from Europe.

Centene will contribute up to $100 million over 10 years to fund research into Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity at WashU.

Having a distant relative with Alzheimer's disease may increase an individual's risk of developing the according to the Telegraph.

Four awardees will use Intermountain's NGS One Genomic Services for projects that focus on precision medicine, clinical, and translational research.

The findings implicated immune response, lipid metabolism, tau binding proteins, and amyloid precursor protein metabolism pathways in disease risk.

The former cofounder of Knome believes that the future of precision medicine lies in our ability to program living things to act as medicines.

The company is working with partners to identify new biomarkers and treatments as well as to collect utility evidence for its current coaching model.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: large Alzheimer's disease GWAS uncovers novel loci, new CRISPR interference-based approach, and more.

Further analysis linked the new loci to genes implicated in immune-related tissues and cell types, as well as to lipid-related processes, suggesting their involvement in disease development

New Mice for the Job

Researchers have developed a new Alzheimer's disease mouse model with greater genetic diversity.

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The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture told its researchers to label peer-reviewed articles as "preliminary" work.

Australia will not be regulating gene editing of plants, animals, and human cell lines as long as no new genetic material is incorporated, reports Nature News.

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of both the coast redwood and the giant sequoia, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

In PNAS this week: study of epigenetic patterns in mammalian eggs, clonal expansion patterns in CD8+ T cells, and more.