Genomics in the Journals | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mutations in an obesity-associated gene called FTO can contribute to melanoma risk through a pathway that appears independent of body mass index, according to a Nature Genetics article by members of an international melanoma consortium known as GenoMEL. With the help of imputed genotype information, the group conducted a multi-phase association study starting with nearly 1,400 European or Israeli individuals with melanoma and more than 3,500 unaffected controls from Europe.

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