Fat Mass and Obesity Associated

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General Description

Research indicates that genetic variations are key for understanding the genetic basis of complex traits and diseases. Variants can influence phenotypes, the susceptibility of an individual to disease, drug response and human genome evolution. Many SNPs have been associated with common disorders such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. Further research into identifying the risk factors and understanding the biology of risk variants would enable a more complete view of these conditions and lead to improved disease treatment and prevention.


Research indicates that variants in FTO are correlated with the risk of obesity and being overweight.

Target Disease/Application

Fat Mass and Obesity Associated

Assay ID Clinical Name Gene Symbol Gene Name dbSNP ID  
C__30090620_10 N/A FTO fat mass and obesity associated rs9939609
C___8917103_10 N/A FTO fat mass and obesity associated rs1421085


General Specifications

# of assays: 1
Technology: TaqMan® Assays
Scale: Available in multiple scales
Intended Use: Research Use Only

Contents and Storage

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Citations & References (1)

  • A common variant in the FTO gene is associated with body mass index and predisposes to childhood and adult obesity.

Frayling TM, et,al.
Science. (2007) 316:889-94.