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In Nature this week: genetic and proteomic data gives Alzheimer's disease development insights, whole-genome doubling could be targeted in cancer, and more.

In Genome Research this week: approach to predict gene expression from single-cell DNA methylation profiles, oral microbiome of children with cavities, and more.

Using exome data from Alzheimer's disease cases and controls with or without the APOE4 risk allele, investigators identified potential risk-stratifying variants.

A study of more than 10,000 women showed cancer predisposition genes confer similar risks of breast cancer in African-American women as in whites.

Cancer Moonshot-funded teams are profiling pre-cancers in an effort to establish targeted treatment, detection, and prevention methods that can be applied before cancers form.

The long-running Framingham Heart Study has received a $38 million grant, according to the Boston Globe.

In Nature this week: durum wheat genome assembly, approach for analyzing joint genetic architecture of complex traits, and more.

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Researchers have linked gene variants to chronic traumatic encephalopathy severity, CBS News reports.

Conducting studies on Latina and African-American women produces population-specific insights on the genetics of the disease that aren't possible to glean in European-heavy GWAS.

The company is hoping that consumers will use its platform to manage their health data, to participate in research, and to learn about their own and their family's health risks.  

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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.