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New enzyme regulates fat tissue

New research in mice and humans suggests that an enzyme called SNRK suppresses inflammation in obesity-related “white fat” while increasing metabolism in heat-producing “brown fat,” making SNRK an intriguing target in the battle against obesity.

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New software detects genetic mutations

Brown University researchers have developed a new machine learning technique that can track down beneficial genetic mutations and allow scientists to map the evolutionary changes of certain diseases and medical conditions. 

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