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The initiative was launched to conduct a large-scale study of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease to advance the discovery of biomarkers of the conditions.

UPenn will establish the Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease in collaboration with five other institutions.

The agency will soon accept applications from institutions interested in assuming responsibility for its Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage Site.

The agency said that it will provide up to five years of funding to one institute to run the National Cell Repository for Alzheimer's Disease.

The award will support a collection of biosamples used in aging research and housed at the institute.

The National Institutes of Health plans to fund a coordination center to facilitate the replication phase of the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute on Aging plans to award up to $800,000 next year to investigators' efforts to develop and plan research projects that will examine epigenetic factors involved in age-related diseases, NIA said Friday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team led by investigators at the National Institute on Aging presented findings from a meta-analysis of Parkinson's disease genome-wi

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health will pump up to $24 million into research programs that will analyze genomic data from thousands of Alzheimer's patients in search of variants that may be involved in or affect the disease.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Emory University said this week that its Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has been awarded a five-year, $7.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging for research into proteins altered in Alzheimer's disease.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.