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Piecing together the FTO jigsaw

Timothy M Frayling1* and Ken Ong23

Author Affiliations

1 Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, Magdalen Road, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK

2 MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK

3 MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, 33 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JU, UK

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Genome Biology 2011, 12:104  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-2-104

Published: 24 February 2011

Abstract

Two recent studies of the FTO gene provide more information on how it affects body mass index.