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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Singapore and China describe expression patterns, transcription factors, and regulatory marks that appear to be involved in the process of mouse stem cell differentiation into brown adipocytes, or brown fat cells.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.