Alzheimer's Association

The funding will support nine projects investigating why Alzheimer's disease disproportionately affects women versus men.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Alzheimer's Association and the Brin Wojcicki Foundation yesterday announced a partnership aimed at obtaining the whole-genome sequences of people with AD.

The figure comes from a report commissioned by proteomics firm Proteome Sciences, which, like a number of other protein biomarker firms including Quanterix, Rules-Based Medicine, and NextGen Sciences, has made AD a significant focus of its R&D and commercialization efforts.

The new guidelines mark the second publication in recent months to suggest that protein biomarkers be integrated into current definitions of Alzheimer's disease, though the new proposal explicitly calls for protein biomarkers to be used only in research settings.

The National Institute on Aging /Alzheimer's Association Guidelines for Alzheimer's Disease sees biomarker use in the clinic as a future prospect.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.