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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have uncovered somatic recombination events in the APP gene in both people with and without Alzheimer's disease, some of which might give rise to variants that contribute to the disease.

The process appears to rely on reverse transcriptase, suggesting HIV antiretroviral drugs that block this enzyme as a potential new treatment for Alzheimer's.

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According to NPR, an antibody-based test could identify people who were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and either didn't develop symptoms or were misdiagnosed.

A sequencing analysis of New York City rats indicates they have adapted to the urban environment there, according to a recent preprint.

Ars Technica reports that a multicellular eukaryotic parasite has lost its mitochondria.

In Science this week: perspective piece says AI can accelerate drug discovery by using genomic and chemical data, and more.