NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a study appearing online last night in the New England Journal of Medicine, an international team led by investigators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Broad Institute, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center outlined a potential mechanism by which obesity-related variants in the FTO gene influence obesity.

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