Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's Disease Meta-Analysis Identifies Novel Differentially Methylated Loci Combined data from six Alzheimer's studies identified differential DNA methylation in different brain regions and across the cortex. NIH, Genomics England Launch Large-Scale Human Genome Sequencing Studies Using Nanopore Technology The research projects will use Oxford Nanopore Technologies' PromethIon 48 instrument to sequence genomes of patients with dementia and cancer, respectively. Alzheimer's Disease Genomes Lead to Novel Loci Involved in Synaptic Function Starting with genome sequences for thousands of individuals from Alzheimer's-affected families, researchers found rare disease-associated variants at 13 new loci. Blood Methylation Analysis, Artificial Intelligence May Detect Alzheimer's Disease Early The approach applies deep learning and could potentially be used to identify people with early-stage disease when therapies may have more of an effect. Fauna Bio Gets $373K NIH Grant to Study Animal Genomes for Potential Drug Targets The company is studying hibernating animals to see if their genomes contain novel biological pathways that could be exploited to counteract complex human diseases. Mar 2, 2021 NIH, Partners Commit $74.9M to New Phase of Alzheimer's Program Feb 25, 2021 New Alzheimer's Disease Genes Linked Through Transcriptome-Wide Study Feb 24, 2021 Cytox Gets CE Mark for Alzheimer's Disease Genetic Risk Test Feb 16, 2021 Two Studies Uncover Risk Loci for Age-Associated Neurodegenerative Disorders Feb 10, 2021 Tataa Biocenter Takes Majority Stake in Swedish Genetic Testing Firm Life Genomics Jan 28, 2021 Alzheimer's Disease-Related Proteins Picked up in Proteome-Wide Association Study Jan 11, 2021 Helix Obtains FDA Authorization for Exome Sequencing Platform, Alzheimer's Disease Risk Test Jan 7, 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Subtypes Proposed From Gene Expression Profiles of Brain Regions Jan 7, 2021 Genuity Science, Emory Team on Biomarker Discovery for Neurodegenesis Nov 6, 2020 Genetic Risk of Cognitive Decline Varies Between Latino Populations, Study Finds Oct 22, 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Risk Linked to Noncoding Variants in APOE Region Oct 1, 2020 DiamiR Wins $3.9M in NIH Funding for Neurological Disease Diagnostic Development Sep 28, 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Linked to Epigenetic Changes in Multi-Omic Study Aug 31, 2020 HudsonAlpha Postdoc Wins NIH Grant for Alzheimer's Disease Research Aug 11, 2020 Broad Institute, One Mind Win $518K Grant for Alzheimer's Disease Research Jul 22, 2020 Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, Pharma Firms Form Biobank Alliance Jun 9, 2020 IsoPlexis Receives $2M SBIR Grant for Alzheimer's Research May 26, 2020 With Low-Cost SARS-CoV-2 Assay, FYR Diagnostics Looks to Bypass Equipment Bottlenecks Premium May 14, 2020 Brain Proteins May Mediate Effects of Genetic Variants on Some Neurological Phenotypes Apr 29, 2020 Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Awards $1.9M in Grants for Diagnostic Research Load More Breaking News Alzheimer's Disease Phosphoproteomics Study Uncovers Signaling Abnormalities Genetic Analysis of H. Pylori Indicates Americas Colonized in One Main Migration Event BillionToOne Raises $55M in Series B Financing GeninCode to Launch Cardiovascular Disease Risk Tests in US With Eversana Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Illumina, Liquid Biopsy, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and More Becton Dickinson Sues Beckman Coulter Over Cell Analysis, Sorting IP The Scan Another Resignation According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug. Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. Can't Be Used The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports. PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.