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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.

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.

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Nature News reports that genomics is being applied to trace and try to prevent additional COVID-19 waves.

Rady's Children Hospital and San Diego County are teaming up to test pediatric patients and their families for COVID-19 to gauge the spread of the virus locally, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wildlife managers aim to boost the genetic diversity of Mexican gray wolves by placing captive-born foster pups into packs with similarly aged wild pups, the Mercury News reports.

In Science this week: Genetic Probability tool identifies likely diagnoses in 45 percent of inflammatory arthritis cases, and more.