Snips about SNPs: FTO and your weight

The FTO gene has the unfortunate nickname of the ‘fatso gene’ because several FTO variants are associated with obesity.  Lots of studies link it to being likely to have a higher BMI.  [ref][ref] Of course, this SNP isn’t entirely to blame if you have…

FTO: The ‘fatso’ gene.

The FTO gene, or ‘fatso gene’, got its nickname because of its association with obesity. It is one of the first ‘obesity genes’ discovered using large multi-ethnic population group genetic data. This article digs into the current research on the FTO gene and then…