NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Alzheimer's Association and the Brin Wojcicki Foundation yesterday announced a partnership aimed at obtaining the whole-genome sequences of people with AD.

The Alzheimer's Association and the Wojcicki Foundation are funding the project, which seeks to perform whole-genome sequencing on more than 800 people enrolled in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), generating at least 165 terabytes of new genetic data.

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