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      News Alert: A study combining genetic data with brain imaging, designed to identify genes associated with the amyloid plaque deposits found in Alzheimer’s disease patients, has not only identified the APOE gene—long associated with development of Alzheimer’s—but has uncovered an association with a second gene, called BCHE.

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      Scientists Discover that DNA Damage Occurs as Part of Normal Brain Activity

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