obesity

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.

Researchers demonstrated the feasibility of doing a transcriptome-wide association study using GWAS data and imputed expression clues from reference individuals.

A genome-wide association study of some 89,000 people linked variants in circadian rhythm genes to being a morning person.

The researchers found that epigenetic marks altered the way weight control-related genes acted in genetically identical mice and in human twin pairs.

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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.