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    Manhattan plot: Identification of novel obesity and cardiometabolic trait loci.

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    Combining genetic consortia to discover new genes that associate with obesity, body shape and body fat distribution.

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    Manhattan skyline: Ethnic, genetic and phenotypic diversity.

About us

Ruth Loos, PhD

The Loos Lab

We study genes that increase risk of obesity and related traits to gain insight in the biology that controls body weight and to learn how lifestyle can reduce one’s genetic susceptibility.

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Research

Interactions between genes and lifestyle

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Genetic Disparities

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News

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Our Team

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Ruth Loos

Principal Investigator

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Geneviève Galarneau

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Ryan Walker

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Claudia Schurmann

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Abishek Vishnu

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Michael Pruess

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Publications

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Nature Reviews

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Obesity

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PLOSone

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Nature Gen

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