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Obesogens

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2015

Low doses of environmental chemicals can make animals gain weight. Whether they do the same to humans is a thorny issue.

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A Complex Disorder

By Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, and Laura W. Bowers | November 1, 2015

Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.  

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Fat Factors

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2015

A mouse's exposure to certain environmental chemicals can lead the animal—and its offspring and grandoffspring—to be overweight.

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Not Immune to Fat

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells

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Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy

By Ruth Williams | October 29, 2015

Genomic data shared via the Beacon Project are vulnerable to privacy breaches, scientists show.

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Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate

By Kerry Grens | October 26, 2015

Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.

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More CRISPR Proteins Discovered

By Jef Akst | October 23, 2015

Researchers identify three new proteins that may serve as alternatives to Cas9.

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Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction

By Kerry Grens | October 21, 2015

The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.

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Genetically Engineered Dogs

By Jef Akst | October 21, 2015

Researchers in China delete the myostatin gene in beagles, creating animals with twice the muscle mass.

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Nobel Laureate Dies

By Karen Zusi | October 19, 2015

Richard Heck, pioneer of a reaction that binds carbon atoms using palladium, has passed away at age 84.

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