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Metabolic Disease

News on research and diagnostics for metabolic disorders and metabolic diseases.

With exome sequences from tens of thousands of T2D cases or controls from five ancestral groups, researchers identified genes that are frequently impacted by rare T2D-linked variants.

Investigators identified a set of inflammatory proteins that appears to coincide with current and future risk of end-stage renal disease in individuals with diabetes.

In a study of more than 300,000 participants, middle-aged individuals with a high polygenic score weighed nearly 30 pounds more on average than those with lower scores.

Decreased sales in the firm's centralized and point-of-care business and diabetes care business were partially offset by strong growth in the molecular diagnostics business.

The assessment incorporates different ethnic backgrounds, but debate continues among researchers on the utility of polygenic risk scores for diabetes.

The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.