World spanning research*
A new GenoMEL paper is available from the Nature Genetics website entitled, ‘A variant in FTO shows association with melanoma risk not due to BMI’. Some variations in the FTO gene have been linked to obesity, but this is the first study to link FTO variations with melanoma. This was a global study of more than 13,000 melanoma patients and a huge collaborative effort.
A University of Leeds
press release is available.
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