“Fat Gene” Discovery

Scientists find key ‘fat gene’ (via AFP)

Geneticists said Wednesday they had pinpointed the most important obesity gene yet, throwing up a possible target for drugs to tackle a dangerous and growing epidemic. Mice bred to lack a gene dubbed IRX3 were almost a third lighter than rodents with…

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Malaysia Airlines Mystery Update

Malaysia says jet's disappearance 'deliberate' (via AFP) A missing Malaysian airliner was apparently deliberately diverted and flown for hours after...