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FAT? THIN? MOLECULAR SWITCH MAY TURN OBESITY ON OR OFF

Identical twins may be alike in everything from their eye color to their favorite foods, but they can diverge in one important characteristic: their weight. A new study uncovers a molecular mechanism for obesity that might explain ...

 

WHY CHILDREN ARE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP FOOD ALLERGIES

An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, many of them children. These are non-trivial concerns, as food allergy or intolerance can cause symptoms ranging from a harmless skin rash to a potentially lethal anaphylactic ...

 

ARE FITBANDS THE FUTURE OF GENETIC RESEARCH?

Data from personal bio-monitoring devices such as fitbands and smart watches, when combined with genetic information, could be a powerful tool in medical research. But what will all this tell us about ourselves. Science writer Kat ...

 
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