Alzheimer's disease

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.

Weigh the Knowledge

Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

Using data for almost 10,900 Latino individuals with diverse ancestry, investigators identified distinct patterns for risky or protective APOE variants.

The firm is seeking damages and various injunctions, citing 11 different counts of fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, and unfair competition.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.

The funding is being provided to a number of early-career investigators and collaborative research groups using genomics and other technologies.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.