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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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.

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