gene-environment interaction studies

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: gene-environment interactions affecting BMI, transposon mutagenesis study of UTI-linked bacteria, and more.

In Genome Research this week: population patterns in rhesus macaque, LTR retroposition conserved, and more.

The findings could lead to a more personalized approach for preventing asthma in children, the researchers suggested.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pennsylvania State University researchers have been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study changes in DNA methylation (DM) and telomere length (TL) in children that are potentially related to social environments.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health expects to spend as much as $31.7 million to support a genomics consortium in Africa, specifically by funding research projects, enhancing the continent's 'omics talent pool, building up its science infrastructure, and connecting studi

NIDA and NIAAA will fund grants to dive into the ways that gene-environment interactions are involved in substance use disorders and treatments.

A new report from an NIDDK committee advises that genetics and genomics research should be a critical component of diabetes research efforts.

The Biomics Group now plans to correlate disease with genetic changes in Basque DNA resulting from migration and intermingling with non-Basque populations.

The research should aim to study genetic and environmental factors that may be involved in structural birth defects.

Several NIH institutes will fund studies that develop and test bioinformatics tools that can be used to study gene-environment interactions in diseases and disorders.

NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.