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The UPenn team will collect genetic information from outside patient cohorts, reorganize it in a streamlined process, and provide a database for downstream studies.

Both a genome-wide association study and a rare variant burden analysis homed in on a role for KIF5A mutations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

A meta-analysis based on genotyping data for more than 400,000 people with or without the disease led to 17 new risk loci mined for candidate genes

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.

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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.

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