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The international team of researchers also examined the genetic ties between personality traits and psychiatric disorders.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the University of Iowa and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered variants in two related genes that appear to be associated with the risk of developing an eating disorder.

By genotyping more than 1,000 individuals with anorexia nervosa and almost 4,000 unaffected controls, researchers have identified common SNPs and rare CNVs that appear to be linked to the condition.

Their results, detailed this month in PLoS ONE, suggest that this approach — sequencing, at a high depth, chromosomal regions identified by linkage tests — may be a good method for identifying genes in hereditary disease.

The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.