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Our vision is to find the
genetic determinants
of body weight and by
doing so, to find better
ways to prevent and
treat obesity and its

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Oct 2016 Important new paper released: Why do some people prefer fatty foods? This paper looks at whether genes play an important role in influencing food choice.


Sep 2016 There will be a major International Congress of Endocrinology taking place in Beijing, China in the first week of September. Professor Farooqi will be giving one of the Plenary Lectures at this prestigious meeting.



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