obesity

The Irish Times looks into whether everyone benefits the same from advice to exercise and eat right.

Keep on Moving

Researchers find that physical activity can attenuate the effect of genetic obesity risk, as ABC News reports.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.

An NHGRI-led team found a variant in the SEMA4D gene that was present in people of African descent, but not in people of Asian or European ancestry.

GUSTO study researchers said maternal lifestyle, fetal genetic, and fetal epigenetic factors affect birth weight and early childhood adiposity.

The company, still collecting utility data, anticipates that this more complex analysis will lead to better personalization of health and wellness strategies for its clients.

Danish researchers link the expression of three genes to being obese, but metabolically healthy, the Guardian reports.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genetic variants linked to response to food ads, effects of MECP2 mutations in Rett syndrome, and more.

Mizzou researcher Elizabeth King plans to use a fruit fly model to study how physiology and genetic makeup change over time in response to certain diets.

With a genomic registry, researchers will be studying factors involved in obesity to develop tailored weight-loss advice.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.