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5 new genes linked to belly fat

Researchers identified five new genes linked to belly fat, which could help efforts to develop medicines to treat obesity and obesity-related diseases.

'New lungs' from stem cells

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in transforming human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells.

'Stress gene' can affect heart risk

A genetic variant occurring in a significant number of people with heart disease appears to raise the odds for heart attack or death by 38 percent.

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