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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have uncovered two dozen novel gene variants linked to how the body stores fat, including ones that may represent treatment targets.

When some people gain weight, they store fat on their hips, but others preferentially accumulate it at their waist or abdomen, and carrying central body fat is a known risk factor for cardiometabolic conditions like type 2 diabetes.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.

Apr
11
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This webinar will review a recent study that applied whole-genome sequencing and optical genome mapping to identify a large number of previously undetected somatic structural variants in leukemia samples.