gene-environment interaction studies Thyroid Size, Function in Children Linked to Nutrition-Related DNA Methylation Mark A trial in Gambia suggests PAX8 gene methylation in 2-year-olds corresponds to thyroid volume, hormone production, and physical features later in childhood. Schizophrenia Associated With Blood DNA Methylation Signature Investigators tracked down a methylation signature in blood that corresponded with features found in postmortem brain samples from schizophrenia cases. Genetic Risk of Obesity Mitigated by Different Exercise Types, Taiwanese Study Finds A gene-environment study involving more than 18,000 individuals suggests jogging and other forms of exercise may modify the genetic risk for obesity. Placenta Influences Gene Variants Linked to Schizophrenia, Affects Disease Risk The genetic risk of schizophrenia is influenced by early-life complications and the placenta differentially expresses these complication-linked genes, a new study says. Gene Variant, Viral Exposure Together Increase Asthma Risk in Children The findings could lead to a more personalized approach for preventing asthma in children, the researchers suggested. Sep 5, 2013 PSU Reaps $3.5M to Study Genetic Changes in Children Due to Social, Environmental Factors Aug 23, 2012 NIH Offers up to $32M for African Genomics Consortium Grants Jul 22, 2011 NIH to Fund Substance Use Gene-Environment Studies Mar 21, 2011 Genomics Key to NIDDK's Diabetes Plans Dec 29, 2010 Biomics Group Studying Genetic Changes of Basque Diaspora Dec 23, 2010 NICHD to Fund Studies on Birth Defects Genetics Nov 15, 2010 NIH to Award Grants for Gene-Environment Bioinformatics Breaking News People in the News at Pacific Biosciences, Metabolon, NeoGenomics, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Tethis, Invitae, PerkinElmer, More In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bruker, Quantum-Si, BioMérieux, More Luminex Obtains CE Marking for MDx Panel to Detect Flu A/B, RSV, COVID-19 Palmetto Finalizes Positive LCD for Prostate Cancer Risk Tests Gene Expression, Histology Reveal Clues for Targeted Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment The Scan Call for a Different Tack Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News. Wastewater Warning The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge. Can't Get in the Program Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports. Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.