NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, members of the Early Growth Genetics Consortium have presented evidence for an overlap between genetic loci influencing birth weight — a trait that reflects growth in utero — and metabolically-related features that manifest themselves in adulthood, such as height or type 2 diabetes risk.

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