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

The New York Times highlights the Undiagnosed Disease Network.

Gizmodo reports that researchers have linked a genetic variant to the screw-like tail of bulldogs and some terriers.

The launch of the sequencing platforms is a milestone for the Plan France Médecine Génomique 2025, a €670 million initiative the French government announced two years ago.

With genealogical data for 3.4 million individuals from Quebec, investigators traced a rare heart and digestive disease back to two 17th century founder families.

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NPR says a new US Government Accountability Office report criticizes the Food and Drug Administration's orphan drug program.

The new entity will offer comprehensive genomic services for precision medicine and drug discovery for central nervous system diseases.

Through the Alnylam Act program, patients suspected of having the rare disease or with a family history of the illness will receive testing at no cost.

British genomics interpretation software vendor Congenica will help researchers analyze WGS and WES in search of a genetic cause for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

The UK-based maker of clinical genomics interpretation software is moving into the US and China after carefully researching the differences from European markets.

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The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.