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Disabling Genes in Immune Cells Prevents Obesity

Obesity is a $1.7 trillion problem in the United States, a condition that leads to several chronic illnesses including heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. For many, this results in preventable, premature death. Unsurprisingly, identifying clinical strategies to prevent obesity from a pharmacological, or even a genetic standpoint have been in the research spotlight for decades.

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