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Dietary Fat, Not Sugar Or Protein, Causes Weight Gain

A large-scale dietary trial in mice shows that fat, not protein or carbohydrate, was responsible for causing obesity.

Apparently, Asian Wild Rice Isn’t So Wild Anymore

The genome of Asian wild rice has become heavily admixed with disadvantageous traits from domesticated strains, researchers say.

What’s The Advantage Of Being Obese?

This study found that only nine out of 115 genes known to be associated with obesity showed evidence of being under positive selection.

China, UK Commit US$20.5m To Plant & Microbial Research

The Chinese Academy of Sciences and the UK-based John Innes Center will establish a research center focused on agricultural technology and microbial genetics.