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.
Researchers found that children who have taken macrolide antibiotics have distinctive microbiomes and that some of those changes are persistent.
Genomic and other data may soon guide personalized weight management, according to a National Institutes of Health working group report.
The grant funding is being awarded to researchers from the Geisinger Health System, Penn State University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
In PLOS this week: parent-of-origin effects, framework to uncover clinically important mutations from whole genome sequence data, and more.
In Science this week: genetic adaption in Inuit people to a high-protein and fat diet, and more.
Adaptations include changes to fatty acid regulatory enzymes that seem to protect against potential heart disease-related effects of a high-fat diet.
Using epigenetic data, expression profiles, gene editing, and more, researchers uncovered interactions in fat precursor cells that may explain FTO's role in obesity.
Weight-loss surgeries affect patients' gut microbiomes, according to a team of Swedish researchers.
Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.
Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.
Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.
In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.