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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.

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.

Perceived genetic risk can affect individuals' physiology more than their actual genetic risk, raising questions about when to disclose such information.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.