NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute on Aging announced last week that it will soon begin accepting applications from institutions interested in taking over responsibility for the agency's National Cell Repository for Alzheimer's Disease (NCRAD), a collection of biospecimens from various larger-scale genetic studies of the neurodegenerative condition.

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