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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

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.