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People who have the APOE e4 gene variant are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, but not all do, and, as Scientific American writes, researchers have homed in on another gene variant that may offer some protection against the disease.

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.