In Science this week: genetic adaption in Inuit people to a high-protein and fat diet, and more.
Adaptations include changes to fatty acid regulatory enzymes that seem to protect against potential heart disease-related effects of a high-fat diet.
Using epigenetic data, expression profiles, gene editing, and more, researchers uncovered interactions in fat precursor cells that may explain FTO's role in obesity.
Weight-loss surgeries affect patients' gut microbiomes, according to a team of Swedish researchers.
Researchers detected a truncating mutation in the carboxypeptidase E gene in members of a Sudanese family affected by extreme obesity, glucose metabolism problems, and other symptoms.
The researchers published a proof of principle in Nature Communications of a panel designed to look at epigenetic variation in adipose tissue and are using it to study obesity and metabolic syndromes.
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.
The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.
The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.
News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.
In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.