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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.
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.
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.
President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.
Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.
The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.
In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.