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In animal models, loss of ALK was associated with protection from obesity, even when the animals were on a high-fat diet.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into why some people who learn family secrets through genetic testing share that information publicly.

The funding, part of a larger initiative by Genome Canada, will support two studies in British Columbia that will evaluate genomics in healthcare.

Understanding the genetic causes of hypercholesterolemia could provide prognostic information to help treat patients, the researchers said.

Researchers from UBC, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and elsewhere will conduct a multi-omics study of the foodborne pathogen.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.

Retraction Watch reports that a series of tweets led to expression of concern for a PLOS Genetics paper, a move the paper's authors disagree with.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.

The buccal epithelial cell-based epigenetic clock corresponded with age in those under 20, but skewed slightly higher in a small subset of children with autism spectrum disorder.

A small study finds gambling addictions may have partially genetic roots, according to the Telegraph.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.