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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust today announced a new research consortium that will investigate links between Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health and Wellcome Trust today announced the winners of nine grants being awarded as part of an initiative to support genomic research in Africa.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust has awarded £11.3 million ($17.7 million) to fund two research groups at the University of Dundee in Scotland engaging in basic genomics and applied genetics research, Dundee said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Italy has signed up to be a partner in the European Life-science Infrastructure for Biological Information (ELIXIR) project, an effort to create a hub to house and share genomic, proteomic, and other biological research information across Europe.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK is considering moving to an open-access system for publication of the results of government-funded science, and a new report out this week proposes that science funders, publishers, and government prepare for a "fundamental shift" in how research is published.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK's biggest biomedical research funders are starting to get serious about making the results from science they have paid for more widely and easily available by expanding and strengthening their open-access policies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wellcome Trust announced yesterday that its board has approved the creation of a new business to invest in emerging technologies in the healthcare and life sciences sector.

PopGenTech is now applying the method in several population genetic studies with academic groups as well as pharmaceutical companies, including a study investigating genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 3 have tracked down 15 new risk loci for a chronic liver condition called primary biliary cirrhosis through a genome-wide association study involving roughly 10,000 individuals and related meta-analysis.

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