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Sep 2017 In our recent paper published in Molecular Metabolism, we include a comprehensive summary of all the known mutations in MC4R.


Aug 2017 On BBC Tomorrow's World, Professor Farooqi speaks about the impact that genes have on the regulation of our appetite and body weight.



May 2017

STILTS Website


Over the last few years, the GOOS team have been running a study named STILTS (Study Into Lean and Thin Subjects). The aim is to study people who are healthy and thin to find the genes that might protect them from gaining weight, or that might allow them to burn extra calories easily. Understanding the genes for thinness could pave the way for new treatments for obesity.


A new website for the study has just gone live - you can find it at