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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