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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team that includes members of the "Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract," or MetaHIT, consortium has come up with a new method for putting together microbial genomes and identifying species from metagenomic sequence data.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Enterome Bioscience today said that it has signed an agreement with the Mayo Clinic to collaborate on the discovery and validation of microbiome-based tests for predicting response to medical nutritional intervention in obese and overweight patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Both genetic and lifestyle factors influence a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but a new study appearing in PLOS Medicine suggests that the ab

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Through both linkage analysis and whole-exome sequencing, an international team of researchers has linked mutations in the protein kinase DYRK1B gene to metabolic syndrome.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Researchers have linked low copy-number levels of the salivary amylase gene to obesity risk, a finding they reported in Nature Genetics yesterday.

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.

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Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.

Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.

In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.