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Skinny people owe their good fortune to lucky genes, says new DNA-focused study

Skinny people should not act as if they are “morally superior” to those struggling with their weight because the likelihood is they simply have lucky genes, a groundbreaking study by Cambridge University has found. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, focused on healthy adults with a low body mass index (BMI), and revealed… Read More »

Acne study reveals genes for hair follicles are partly to blame

New treatments for acne could come from studying genes Obencem/Getty By New Scientist Staff and Press Association A large genetic study of people with acne could pave the way for new treatments. The study looked at the DNA of 27,000 people, including over 5000 with severe acne, and identified genetic differences that were more common in people with the… Read More »

Parental ‘feeding styles’ reflect children’s genes

New research from King’s College London and UCL challenges the idea that a child’s weight largely reflects the way their parents feed them. Instead, parents appear to adopt feeding styles in response to their children’s natural body weight, which is largely genetically influenced. With childhood obesity at critical levels, researchers are looking for environmental factors… Read More »