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HudsonAlpha Postdoc Wins NIH Grant for Alzheimer's Disease Research

NEW YORK — The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology said on Monday that one of its postdoctoral researchers has won a $118,335 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue research into the genetics of Alzheimer's disease.

With the funding, Nicholas Cochran — a senior postdoc in the lab of HudsonAlpha's Richard Myers — aims to study the regulation of the gene that encodes tau, a protein that is abnormally hyperphosphorylated and aggregates in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, and how it is influenced by rare variants.

The grant was awarded under the NIH Pathway to Independence program, which aims to help postdocs transition from mentored research to independent positions.

The Scan

UK Moves to Allow Sale of Gene-Edited Food

The UK is moving ahead to allow the sale of gene-edited food in England, Scotland, and Wales, according to New Scientist.

Questions for the Field

Stat News writes that the alleged Buffalo shooter's citation of genetics research raises questions about what the field can do.

Cell Studies on Tumor Evolution in Mouse Model of Lung Cancer, Stereo-seq, Bacteriophage Responses

In Cell this week: tumor evolution tracked in mouse model of lung cancer, organogenesis mapped using Stereo-seq, and more.

Taking Stock of the Stockpile

The US and European countries are evaluating their smallpox vaccine stockpiles as the number of monkeypox cases increases, the Washington Post reports.