obesity Broad Institute, Novo Nordisk Foundation Launch Center to Study Genomic Mechanisms of Disease The center, which is being funded by a $47.5 million commitment from the foundation, will initially focus on type 2 diabetes and obesity. Rare Variants in G Protein-Coupled Receptor Gene May Provide Protection From Obesity The Regeneron Pharmaceuticals-led team also said that inhibiting the gene could represent a potential therapeutic strategy for obesity. Phenomix, Mayo Clinic Ink Licensing Deal for Obesity Phenotype Blood Test Phenomix said its MyPhenome test uses a multiomics and artificial intelligence platform to predict patients' obesity phenotypes. Human Gut Microbiome Continues to Develop Through Early Childhood The gut microbiome develops into its adult-like state throughout a child's first five years, but certain important taxa aren't acquired until later. Fauna Bio Gets $373K NIH Grant to Study Animal Genomes for Potential Drug Targets The company is studying hibernating animals to see if their genomes contain novel biological pathways that could be exploited to counteract complex human diseases. Feb 11, 2021 Global, Local Polynesian Ancestry Influence Disease Risk Among Native Hawaiians Jul 7, 2020 Exome Analysis of Southwestern American Indians Highlights Metabolic Disease-Linked Variants Jul 2, 2020 Type 2 Diabetes Associated With Altered Daily Gut Microbe Oscillations May 22, 2020 Northern, Southern Italian Populations Began to Diverge Genetically Thousands of Years Ago May 21, 2020 ALK Gene Linked to Natural Thinness in Genetic, Functional Studies May 20, 2020 Sequencing Study Highlights Intestinal Microbe, Immune Shifts on Ketogenic Diet Mar 23, 2020 Genetic Risk for High Blood Pressure, Obesity Also Linked to Shorter Lifespan Jan 8, 2020 Psychiatric Disorders, Body Mass Index Share Genetic Loci, Study Finds Jan 8, 2020 Obesity Polygenic Risk Score Relatively Poor Predictor of Midlife BMI in Longitudinal Study Sep 4, 2019 Body Mass Index Influenced by Different Genetic Factors During Infancy, Later in Life Aug 2, 2019 Genetic Risk of Obesity Mitigated by Different Exercise Types, Taiwanese Study Finds Jul 18, 2019 Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, PreventionGenetics to Offer Genetic Testing for Obesity Disorders Jul 8, 2019 Genetics, Environment Interact for Population-Wide Gain in Body Mass Index, Study Says Jun 18, 2019 Mayo Clinic Spinout Developing Multiomics Blood Test to Identify Obesity Phenotypes Premium Apr 18, 2019 Genetic Obesity Risk From Polygenic Score May Help With Disease Prevention Apr 8, 2019 Washington University, Centene Form Personalized Medicine Research Collaboration Mar 27, 2019 Gut Microbe Structural Variants Implicated in Health-Related Host Traits Mar 14, 2019 Cardiometabolic Risk Epigenetic Variants Emerge From Obesity Study Feb 19, 2019 Dozens of Variants Linked to Body Fat Distribution in Exome-Wide Analysis Feb 15, 2019 Obesity-Related Gene Methylation Changes Connected to BMI in Healthy Adolescents Load More Breaking News Flatiron Health, Japanese Hospital Partner on Real-World GI Cancer Database Abbott Q4 Diagnostics Revenues Grow 3 Percent, Full-Year Revenues up 25 Percent Molecular Diagnostics Firm Mainz Biomed Prices $22.5M Follow-on Share Offering Dante Labs to Refund COVID-19 Test Customers Following UK Regulatory Investigation Lifespan Linked to Lower Protein Synthesis Gene Expression Pathogenic Variants in Disease-Causing Genes Have Low Penetrance on Average, Study Finds The Scan Time to Act A new report urges the UK to consider regulations to protect against the misuse of genomic technologies, according to the Guardian. Fulgent Seeking Defamation Suit Fulgent Genetics says it plans to sue Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva for defamation, the Los Angeles Times reports. Speeding Gene-Edited Crops Reuters reports that China's new trial rules will make it easier to grow gene-edited crops there. Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Viral Recombination, Pan-Cancer Mutations, SARS-CoV-2 Variability In Nucleic Acids Research this week: updated pipeline to detect viral recombination, mutational patterns in tumor samples, and more.