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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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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

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Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.