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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.

A genome-wide association study of some 89,000 people linked variants in circadian rhythm genes to being a morning person.

The researchers found that epigenetic marks altered the way weight control-related genes acted in genetically identical mice and in human twin pairs.

Researchers found that children who have taken macrolide antibiotics have distinctive microbiomes and that some of those changes are persistent.

Genomic and other data may soon guide personalized weight management, according to a National Institutes of Health working group report.

The grant funding is being awarded to researchers from the Geisinger Health System, Penn State University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

In PLOS this week: parent-of-origin effects, framework to uncover clinically important mutations from whole genome sequence data, and more.

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IBM security researchers warn of a phishing campaign targeted at organizations involved in the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Verge reports.

The Illinois police have cut the number of DNA tests waiting to be run in about half, CBS Chicago reports.

A researcher accused of smuggling research materials out of the US has pleaded guilty to making false statements, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: gene expression signature linked to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease progression, and more.