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In this week's Nature, a team led by Imperial College London researchers presents data showing that changes in DNA methylation patterns can be used to identify people at higher risk of developing type II diabetes. In their epigenome-wide association study, the investigators uncovered DNA methylation changes associated with body-mass index.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.