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An analysis in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the association between obesity and an FTO gene variant became increasingly significant in the past several decades.

With this support, Newtopia hopes to grow its business focused on urging employees to make lifestyle changes based on genetic testing and coaching.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, the University of Washington's Evan Eichler and colleagues from the US and Italy explored molecular mechanisms that can cause the genetic instability

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received an $11.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research center focused on obesity.

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

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.