What’s new in the genetics of obesity?

Genetics has long been a keystone in the study of human obesity.Its influence has been seen in both clinical and public health.As such, the field is well-suited for the study and management of obesity and its complications, said Dr. Jeffrey V. Schwartz, associate professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School.But new research is now beginning […]


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When is it OK to have a genetic counseling program?

Israel’s government is considering introducing a genetic counselor program to encourage people to share their genetic information with others.The plan would allow patients to access a database that could track genetic information from the same genetic counselor, said Yaakov Bleich, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Welfare.The Ministry is considering including the counselor’s […]


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