Does Tiny Island in Pacific Ocean Hold Pharmacogenomics Keys to Obesity? | GenomeWeb

Can 2,200 men and women living on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean help researchers in the United States pinpoint the genetic roots of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia?

A group of researchers from Rockefeller University, the Broad Institute, and Affymetrix hopes so, and for the next six months will be performing one of the largest genome-wide association studies in order to identify mutations linked to these conditions.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.