The New York Genome Center said today that it plans to sequence 1,000 genomes from Alzheimer's patients over the next four years in order to better understand the genetic basis of the disease and the factors that contribute to disease risk and susceptibility.

The project is a collaboration between the NYGC, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and Illumina, and will be the NYGC's first large-scale sequencing project.

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A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.

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