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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have developed a polygenic score that can predict, at birth, someone's genetic risk of becoming obese later.

In the US, nearly 40 percent of adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While obesity is often attributed to unhealthy lifestyle choices, it is also heritable, suggesting that genetic variants influence a person's risk of becoming obese.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.

Jan
28
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Sophia Genetics

This webinar will discuss how Moffitt Cancer Center has implemented a new capture-based application to accurately assess myeloid malignancies by detecting complex variants in challenging genes in a single experiment.