NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –The National Institutes of Health has begun dumping volumes of genomic data from its large-scale Alzheimer's disease study into the public realm for the research community to begin searching for clues about ways to better understand, treat, and diagnose the disease, NIH said today.

NIH is depositing the whole genome sequencing data from the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) into the Database of Genotype and Phenotypes (dbGAP) and the Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage Site, which are available for use by the research community.

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