In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.
An NHGRI-led team found a variant in the SEMA4D gene that was present in people of African descent, but not in people of Asian or European ancestry.
GUSTO study researchers said maternal lifestyle, fetal genetic, and fetal epigenetic factors affect birth weight and early childhood adiposity.
The company, still collecting utility data, anticipates that this more complex analysis will lead to better personalization of health and wellness strategies for its clients.
Danish researchers link the expression of three genes to being obese, but metabolically healthy, the Guardian reports.
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.
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.
The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.
In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.
The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.
In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.