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In Nature Genetics this week, an international research team presents a large genome-wide association study of Alzheimer's disease, identifying new loci and pathways that influence disease risk. The study includes 71,880 Alzheimer's cases and more than 380,000 controls, and uncovers 29 risk loci implicating 215 potential causative genes.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.