Diabetes, obesity, and one 'master switch' to rule them all

British researchers have found that a gene, KLF14, previously linked only to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels, is actually a regulator of immense proportions. It's a "master regulator" gene that controls the behavior of other genes within fat in the body. Getting at this king of fat could be an answer to the obesity epidemic in the United States. Release | Reuters | Abstract