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Obesity and OCD: 1 + 1 = 0

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Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about an interesting new study. There’s one gene that, when you knock it out, produces obese mice. There’s another that, when you knock it out, produced overgrooming mice, a model of OCD. When you knock BOTH the genes out, what do you get? And overgrooming obese mouse? NO. Head over and check it out.

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

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