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NEW YORK – Researchers in Sweden have linked more than a hundred novel genetic loci to visceral adiposity through a genome-wide association study.

Visceral adipose tissue, or fat stored around the internal organs, is a key risk factor for developing cardiovascular and metabolic disease, but only four SNPs had been linked previously to visceral adipose tissue (VAT) mass.

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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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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.