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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Yale University, Peking University, and the University of Washington report on findings from a study suggesting ties between immune-related DNA elements and susceptibility to late-onset Alzheimer's disease. The team began by using a statistical framework called GenoSkyline-Plus to narrow in on tissue-specific regulatory clues to complex conditions based on data from epigenetic and genome-wide association studies.

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