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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new Nature study suggests that levels of a microRNA called miR-802 rise in response to obesity, leading to the sorts of metabolic changes and insulin resistance features that foretell type 2 diabetes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioCat said today it has signed an exclusive deal to distribute Alpco Diagnostics' products in Germany.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators from Sichuan Agricultural University and BGI-Shenzhen has developed a DNA methylation atlas of pig fat and muscle tissues that is expected to aid studies into the epigenetics of obesity and related conditions.

COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers are using human reads from metagenomic sequencing studies to begin looking at how host genetics influence microbial communities on and in the human body.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.