Fat Gene Hype

The news out this week that researchers have found an "obesity gene" – a variation of which makes some people less likely to feel full and enables them to eat too much – was guaranteed to be one of those gene studies that rockets to the top of internet news, and it did.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

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