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Researchers Receive $10M to Hunt for Anorexia Genes

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3 - A research group lead by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine received a five-year National Institute of Mental Health grant worth approximately $10 million to study the genetic underpinnings of anorexia nervosa, the researchers said today.


The researchers will hunt for regions of the human genome that contain genes that may affect the risk for anorexia.


A total of eleven research groups, including those from the Universityof Pennsylvania, CornellUniversity, the Universityof California, Los Angeles, the University of North Dakota, and the Universityof Birminghamin the UK, will participate in the study.

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