NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – University of Missouri researcher Elizabeth King has been awarded a five-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effect of genetic makeup on the efficacy of certain diets.

King, an assistant professor in the Biological Sciences department of Mizzou's College of Arts and Science, plans to use a fruit fly model system to study how they allocate nutritional resources in response to certain environmental factors.

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