A lean “Supermodel” mouse type has revealed the potentially critical role played by a largely unknown gene that regulates metabolism, findings that could provide new insight into diseases ranging from diabetes to obesity. The Supermodel mouse’s phenotype — the physical characteristics that result from its gene makeup — include being very small in size, with an unusual body form caused by abnormal distribution of fat. … Read the Rest

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  • Keywords: Obesity; Fitness; Diseases and Conditions; Mice; Rodents; Genetically Modified
  • Description: A lean “Supermodel” mouse type has revealed the potentially critical role played by a largely unknown gene that regulates metabolism, findings that could provide new insight into diseases ranging from diabetes to obesity. The Supermodel mouse’s phenotype — the physical characteristics that result from its gene makeup — include being very small in size, with an unusual body form caused by abnormal distribution of fat.