NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Both genetic and lifestyle factors influence a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but a new study appearing in PLOS Medicine suggests that the absolute risk of developing diabetes is highest in obese people, no matter their genetic risk.

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In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.