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An analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has turned up a wealth of clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes, researchers say. Their findings reveal that obesity-induced changes to the epigenome – reversible chemical ‘tags’ on DNA – are surprisingly similar in mice and humans, and might provide a new route to prevention and treatment of the disease, which affects hundreds of millions worldwide.