genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology, culture
Obesogens
Obesogens
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2015
Low doses of environmental chemicals can make animals gain weight. Whether they do the same to humans is a thorny issue.
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Breaking the Cancer-Obesity Link
Laura W. Bowers, Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan | Nov 1, 2015
Obese people are at higher risk for developing cancer, have worse prognoses once diagnosed, and are often resistant to chemotherapy regimens. The question is, Why?
A Complex Disorder
A Complex Disorder
Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, Laura W. Bowers | Nov 1, 2015
Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.
 
Fat Factors
Fat Factors
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2015
A mouse's exposure to certain environmental chemicals can lead the animal—and its offspring and grandoffspring—to be overweight.
Not Immune to Fat
Not Immune to Fat
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells
Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy
Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy
Ruth Williams | Oct 29, 2015
Genomic data shared via the Beacon Project are vulnerable to privacy breaches, scientists show.
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2015
Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.
More CRISPR Proteins Discovered
More CRISPR Proteins Discovered
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2015
Researchers identify three new proteins that may serve as alternatives to Cas9.
Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction
Following FDA OK, 23andMe to Expand Health Prediction
Kerry Grens | Oct 21, 2015
The personal genomics firm is ramping up its suite of disease-related genetic tests.
Genetically Engineered Dogs
Genetically Engineered Dogs
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2015
Researchers in China delete the myostatin gene in beagles, creating animals with twice the muscle mass.