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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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Sep 2015 Recently we hosted a 2 day symposium in which scientists and doctors from across Europe came together to discuss research conducted as part of the Beta Judo Consortium. more >



Aug 2015 A ten month old baby, referred to us from doctors in Mumbai, is the first patient in India known to have congenital leptin deficiency. more >



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