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New genes behind low birth weight, adult shortness and diabetes identified

Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012, 17:42

An international team of genetics researchers has discovered four new gene regions that contribute to low birth weight – three of those regions influence adult metabolism, and appear to affect longer-term outcomes such as adult height, risk of type 2 diabetes and adult blood pressure.

Single gene `may affect IQ`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 15:20

Researchers have discovered a single gene, which may have a measurable impact on a person’s brain size as well as intelligence.

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