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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team of researchers has linked nine novel loci to Alzheimer's disease risk in a large genome-wide association study.

Alzheimer's disease affects about 35 million people worldwide. While previous research has implicated variants in APP, PSEN1, and PSEN2 in the familial form of the disease and APOE in late-onset Alzheimer's disease, these variants don't fully account for disease heritability, which is estimated to be between 60 percent and 80 percent.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.

Jun
06
Sponsored by
NRGene & Illumina

This webinar will discuss the impact of affordable de novo genome assemblies on crop research.

Jun
18
Sponsored by
ArcherDX

This webinar will discuss background and clinical genomics of NTRK fusion detection in cancer. NTRK fusions are the focus of new therapeutic options, but clonal and subclonal lesions are notoriously difficult to detect.