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Researchers question the value of a predictive genetic test for obesity, NPR reports.

Ah, Feel Full Now

People reports that researchers have uncovered genetic variants that lead people to always feel full.

In a study of more than 300,000 participants, middle-aged individuals with a high polygenic score weighed nearly 30 pounds more on average than those with lower scores.

Centene will contribute up to $100 million over 10 years to fund research into Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity at WashU.

With gut metagenomic sequences from two population cohorts, investigators identified associations between health traits and microbial structural variants.

Researchers identified blood lipid-associated adipose tissue methylation marks with an epigenome-wide association study on obese individuals undergoing bariatric surgery.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.

Researchers from the Genetics Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium tied loci in lipid homeostasis and other pathways to differences in waist-to-hip ratio.

Researchers saw an over-representation of CpG methylation shifts in 11 obesity-related genes in more than 260 adolescents from a Pennsylvania cohort.

Researchers saw variants contributing to both ends of the weight spectrum by analyzing thousands of thin, early-onset obese, and population control individuals.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.