SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics contributing to largest ever genome-wide study strengthening genetic link to obesity

Findings help explain why some people are more likely than others to gain weight and develop obesity-related conditions Key findings The largest genetic association study ever has tripled the number of known genetic locations that play a role in obesity. While diet and exercise are important, the study sharpens the role genetics play in people’s tendency to gain weight and where the fat is stored.

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SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics designated an FAO Reference Centre

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has appointed SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as the FAO Reference Centre for bioinformatics. SIB’s expertise together with its state-of-the-art scientific services led to the choice of the Institute.

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