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In PNAS this week: genetic variants linked to response to food ads, effects of MECP2 mutations in Rett syndrome, and more.

Mizzou researcher Elizabeth King plans to use a fruit fly model to study how physiology and genetic makeup change over time in response to certain diets.

With a genomic registry, researchers will be studying factors involved in obesity to develop tailored weight-loss advice.

In Nature this week: variant linked to obesity risk in Samoans, health of cloned animals, and more.

A genome-wide association and fine-mapping study of Samoans led to a missense mutation in the CREBRF gene that seems to correspond with increased fat storage.

In PLOS this week: canine GWAS of skeletal syndromes, Chagas disease outcomes and genetic ancestry, and more.

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Researchers link obesity in Labrador retrievers to a deletion in their POMC gene.

In Nature this week: analysis of nuclear DNA from ancient hominin, epigenetic influence on obesity, and more.

In Cell this week: characterization of functional genomic features in breast cancer cell lines, epigenetic pattern linked to obesity, and more.

Researchers demonstrated the feasibility of doing a transcriptome-wide association study using GWAS data and imputed expression clues from reference individuals.

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New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.

A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.