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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.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: variant linked to obesity risk in Samoans, health of cloned animals, and more.

A genome-wide association and fine-mapping study of Samoans led to a missense mutation in the CREBRF gene that seems to correspond with increased fat storage.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: canine GWAS of skeletal syndromes, Chagas disease outcomes and genetic ancestry, and more.

The Pudgy Lab

Researchers link obesity in Labrador retrievers to a deletion in their POMC gene.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: analysis of nuclear DNA from ancient hominin, epigenetic influence on obesity, and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: characterization of functional genomic features in breast cancer cell lines, epigenetic pattern linked to obesity, and more.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: nanopore sequencing workflow to detect antibiotic resistance in gut microbes, TSSPlant tool, and more.

Because gene-edited organisms can cross borders, Gizmodo wonders whether there should be an international body to govern their use.

HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is to go in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

Prior to being closed, Theranos' Arizona lab failed an inspection by regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal.