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This Week in Nature

In Nature Genetics, a multi-institute team from the UK report on the identification of common and low-frequency variants associated with severe early-onset obesity. The scientists conducted single-nucleotide polymorphism and copy number variation association analyses in more than 1,500 children with obesity and about 5,300 controls.

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Startup companies are taking on personalized medicine, CNET reports.

Bruce Booth writes at Life Sci VC that biotech clusters like Boston and San Francisco are getting even more consolidated.

The Verge speaks with Mark and Scott Kelly, who are the subjects of NASA's Twin Study.

In Genome Biology this week: genes linked to Hirschsprung disease, structural variant patterns in autism, and more.