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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – While variants in the gene FTO have previously been associated with a propensity toward obesity, the University of Chicago's Marcelo Nóbrega and colleagues reported in Nature this week that those obesity-linked variants in FTO actually

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Through an epigenome-wide association study, researchers have linked DNA methylation at three spots in one gene to body-mass index, as they reported in the

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vanderbilt University researchers have received a $1.2 million grant to investigate the cellular, molecular, and genetic factors involved in metabolic and hormonal changes that are caused by bariatric surgery.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mayo Clinic said today that it has established a new biobank at its Arizona campus that will support genomic and other research projects in areas that are of particular concern to the Latino population, including obesity, metabolic conditions, and diabetes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of studies appearing online this week in Nature underscores the gut microbiome differences associated with obesity and related metabolic conditions, while at once revealing dietary contributions to this process.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute said today that its investigators will collaborate with Pfizer to identify therapeutic targets for use in preventing and treating complications related to obesity and diabetes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A handful of epigenetic biomarkers are associated with good response to an intensive weight-loss program, researchers in Spain reported in The FASEB Journal this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A group of life sciences companies operating in Indiana and local universities plan to use $50 million to launch a new institute that will pursue genetics and genomics-based research as well as a wide range of other projects addressing human diseases, the regional indu

After buying small microRNA firm Prestizia last June, France's Theradiag is moving forward in development of several miRNA tests in the HIV disease area, as well as two companion diagnostic projects for experimental therapies, one for HIV and another for obesity under a $1.6 mill

The Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute has launched a new center for translational genomics and personalized medicine focused on the Hispanic, African-American, and Asian populations of Los Angeles.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.