Texas Tech

Researchers participating in the Texas Alzheimer's Research Consortium have identified protein biomarkers in blood that differ between individuals with and without Alzheimer's disease and incorporated them into an algorithm for detecting Alzheimer's cases.

 By genotyping nuclear and mitochondrial sequences from fruit-eating bats in the Caribbean and mainland South America, a Texas Tech University research team has found evidence for hybridization in a Caribbean species called Artibeus schwartzi.

Bayer CropScience has licensed the technology from the university’s genomics and biotech center.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.