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Researchers have uncovered three genes that influence whether someone can be obese, but still healthy, the Guardian reports. People who are obese are typically at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and liver disease, but some 15 percent to 20 percent of obese people don't have any such health issues, it adds.

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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.