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Researchers saw partial overlap between variants influencing age-related methylation and neuronal patterns and those implicated in other traits or diseases.

The firm is leveraging its broad network and deep diagnostics test portfolio to provide integrated solutions around clinical problems.

The companies said they aim to discover next-generation tests that will enable early diagnosis of dementia, as well as treatment selection and monitoring.

Five research teams from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University will split the funding.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Medical Research Council on Thursday announced a £16 million ($27 million) research project into dementia that includes the development of new biomarkers for identifying those at risk for developing the condition and patients who may be candidates for new drug trials.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dementia diagnostics firm Cytox today said that it raised £1.5 million ($2.5 million) in a second round of funding.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK-based NextGen Group announced this week it has completed the formation of a diagnostics subsidiary to develop tests for central nervous system disorders.

By Adam Bonislawski
A Stanford University-led research team has identified plasma proteins linked to declines in neurogenesis and impaired learning and memory.

The Center for Genomics and Transcriptomics is now offering sequencing-based diagnostic tests for epilepsy, dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and hereditary eye diseases, joining a small but growing number of organizations offering diagnostic panels on next-generation sequencing platforms.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere used a genome-wide association study of post-mortem patient tissues to find genetic variants linked to frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

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Polygamy amplified a rare genetic disease in area near Arizona-Utah border, BBC Future reports.

Genetic ancestry testing led one woman to learn that her father and another baby boy had been switched at birth, the Washington Post reports.

Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.

In Science this week: approach to visualize chromatin structure in nuclei, and more.