Scientists hunt genes linked to obesity

It has been quite a year for studies in genomics. Researchers have published lists of genes that appear to be implicated in autism, anorexia nervosa, psoriasis, stuttering, puberty and many other characteristics and diseases.

Now, scientists at University of California, San Diego, Scripps Translational Science Institute and Sanofi-Aventis have published a study identifying two DNA variants that are linked to excessively high body mass indexes. The new study in the journal Genome Biology involved sequencing a suspect area of the genome in a large number of for more


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