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In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Dartmouth team describes apparent ties between genetic variants implicated to obesity and brain responses to food cues. The researchers focused on 78 children with or without FTO genotypes that have been implicated in obesity risk.

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