News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
Get Our FREE
Industry eNewsletter
email:    
   

Blood Test May Help Predict Whether A Child Will Become Obese, University of Southampton And University of Exeter Study



3/26/2014 6:33:46 AM

free biotech news Get the latest biotech news where you want it. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today!

Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children. Researchers at the Universities of Southampton, Exeter and Plymouth used the test to assess the levels of epigenetic switches in the PGC1a gene – a gene that regulates fat storage in the body. Epigenetic switches take place through a chemical change called DNA methylation which controls how genes work and is set during early life.

Hey, check out all the engineering jobs. Post your resume today!

Read at EurekAlert!


comments powered by Disqus
   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES