NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have received a $5.4 million grant to use genome sequencing in studies aimed at discovering switches in Alzheimer's-linked genes and how these may be controlled by environmental factors.

The funding from the Cure Alzheimer's Fund (CAF) will support the second phase of the Alzheimer's Genome Project, which previously identified novel genes linked to Alzheimer's risk.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.

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