Close Menu

obesity

In Nature this week: a genomics search engine, and more.

In an observational study, a Tulane University-led team found that people at genetic risk of obesity who started to eat a healthy diet lost more weight than those not at risk.

Rhythm is using WuXi's artificial intelligence capabilities to support drug development targeting pathways associated with genetic obesity syndromes.

Two papers in Nature Genetics found that loss-of-function variants in ADCY3 were associated with severe obesity, and that ADCY3 could be a treatment target.

University of Exeter researchers used UK Biobank data to examine the interaction of genetic risk factors for obesity, physical activity, and sleep.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.

Lessen the Chances

Even with a genetic predisposition toward obesity, the Washington Post notes there are steps people can take to lessen that risk.

The Irish Times looks into whether everyone benefits the same from advice to exercise and eat right.

Keep on Moving

Researchers find that physical activity can attenuate the effect of genetic obesity risk, as ABC News reports.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.

Pages

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

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.

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

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