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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new Nature study suggests that levels of a microRNA called miR-802 rise in response to obesity, leading to the sorts of metabolic changes and insulin resistance features that foretell type 2 diabetes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioCat said today it has signed an exclusive deal to distribute Alpco Diagnostics' products in Germany.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators from Sichuan Agricultural University and BGI-Shenzhen has developed a DNA methylation atlas of pig fat and muscle tissues that is expected to aid studies into the epigenetics of obesity and related conditions.

COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers are using human reads from metagenomic sequencing studies to begin looking at how host genetics influence microbial communities on and in the human body.

By looking at microRNA profiles in two mouse models of obesity, researchers have identified a pair of closely related miRNAs that are involved in regulating glucose metabolism and insulin signaling.

Researchers at Geisinger's Center for Nutrition and Weight Management will use a $2 million NIH grant to study genes linked to weight loss after gastric bypass surgery.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.