NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a special issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association out today, researchers presented a set of studies, editorials, and viewpoint articles centered on a genomics theme.

In one of the studies, for instance, members of the Alzheimer Disease Genetic Consortium outlined findings from a meta-analysis focused on uncovering genetic variants linked to late-onset Alzheimer's disease risk in individuals of African-American ancestry.

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In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

A study appearing in Cell suggests some metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients could benefit from PARP inhibitor therapy.

NIH's Francis Collins writes that scientific advances are poised to help populations all over the world, but more scientists are needed to keep the momentum.