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Obesity-linked gene discovered in Samoa – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 26th, 2016.

Researchers studying obesity in Samoa have found a unique genetic variant that boosts fat storage and increases obesity risk in the islands’ population. The US-based researchers published their results in Nature Genetics today. They pinpointed a single genetic variant on chromosome 5 that, according to their estimates, is associated with about 35 per cent higher […]

Dominion Post: All hail our mighty Kiwi chemists

Peter Griffin posted in on January 17th, 2011.

Bob Brockie writes, in an opinion piece in the Dominion Post, about chemists: New Zealand’s real genuises. He points out that all three Novel Prizes won by Kiwis, were awarded to chemists, and talks of some of the other less well-known work conducted by chemists every day in New Zealand. An excerpt: (read in full […]

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