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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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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

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