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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 American Prospect writes that the pilot program to test the DNA of migrants could lead to more family separations.

An international commission is to develop a report on how researchers, clinicians, and regulators should evaluate the clinical applications of human germline genome editing.

The US Department of Agriculture presents a new blueprint for animal genomic research.

In Genome Research this week: repetitive element deletion linked to altered methylation and more in form of muscular dystrophy; human contamination in draft bacterial and archaeal genomes; and more.