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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.
The project builds on a collaboration between Bio-Rad and Genetic Analysis using the GA-map clinical test for gut dysbiosis.
Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.
CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.
The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.
In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.