Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Sounds Like the Blood-Type Diet

Ken Kornman, the president and chief executive officer of Interleukin Genetics, was on Fox & Friends to discuss his company's genetic test for losing weight. On the show, Kornman says that the test looks at genetic variants to tell you whether you have a low carb genotype, low fat genotype, or a more middle-of-the-road genotype, and then you can tailor your diet to those results to lose weight more effectively. According to Interleukin's Website, the weight management test looks at five gene variants, including ones in FABP2, PPARG, and ADRB2.

The Scan

Study Finds Few FDA Post-Market Regulatory Actions Backed by Research, Public Assessments

A Yale University-led team examines in The BMJ safety signals from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System and whether they led to regulatory action.

Duke University Team Develops Programmable RNA Tool for Cell Editing

Researchers have developed an RNA-based editing tool that can target specific cells, as they describe in Nature.

Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

Researchers in Science Advances report on their development of a non-nuclease-based gene editing approach they hope to apply to treat cystic fibrosis.

Study Tracks Responses in Patients Pursuing Polygenic Risk Score Profiling

Using interviews, researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics qualitatively assess individuals' motivations for, and experiences with, direct-to-consumer polygenic risk score testing.