obesity

Women whose 21-SNP panel result indicated they were at high risk of obesity were less likely to respond to exercise by losing weight or body fat.

Through unbiased and targeted metabolite testing on urine samples from thousands of individuals in the US and the UK, researchers have narrowed in on urine compounds that coincide with body mass index.

Through their meta-analyses, consortium researchers found roles for a number of pathways in obesity risk and highlighted the varied effects of loci on men and women.

A University of Washington-led team looked at strain diversity in human gut microbiomes using a newly developed computational pipeline.

An analysis in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the association between obesity and an FTO gene variant became increasingly significant in the past several decades.

With this support, Newtopia hopes to grow its business focused on urging employees to make lifestyle changes based on genetic testing and coaching.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, the University of Washington's Evan Eichler and colleagues from the US and Italy explored molecular mechanisms that can cause the genetic instability

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received an $11.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research center focused on obesity.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team that includes members of the "Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract," or MetaHIT, consortium has come up with a new method for putting together microbial genomes and identifying species from metagenomic sequence data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Enterome Bioscience today said that it has signed an agreement with the Mayo Clinic to collaborate on the discovery and validation of microbiome-based tests for predicting response to medical nutritional intervention in obese and overweight patients.

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York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.