In Nature Genetics this week, an international team of researchers reports the discovery of novel protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, providing new clues into the genetics of how the body stores and distributes fat.
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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.
Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.
Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.
In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.