Genes Contribute to Obesity, Latest Study Finds


An international research team (Genetic Investigation of ANthropometrical Traits) has discovered seven new gene loci that are associated with obesity. The findings will be published in Nature Genetics' latest issue.

The research team's goals were to address new genes that increase the risk of obesity, but also to compare genetic factors that result in severe obesity.

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Bill Drayton Urges Development of Empathy in Social Entrepreneurship


Bill Drayton Urges Development of Empathy in Social Entrepreneurship

Bill Drayton, Ashoka founder, coined the phrase “social entrepreneur” instead of almost naming it as “public service entrepreneur”. He strongly encourages empathy especially through the education sector, and explains why having that trait is more important than ever now.




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