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Frugal fat or munificent muscle: genomic imprinting and metabolism

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, December 2014
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Title
Frugal fat or munificent muscle: genomic imprinting and metabolism
Published in
BMC Biology, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12915-014-0104-2
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David Haig

Abstract

Variation in body composition is a popular obsession. The culturally 'ideal' body type is light on fat and heavy on muscle but the human population is collectively laying on fat. A new study finds antagonistic effects of two imprinted genes, Grb10 and Dlk1, on body composition in mice. These findings pose the question whether there is an evolutionary conflict between genes of maternal and paternal origin over the optimal proportions of body fat and lean muscle mass.See research article: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/12/99.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 36%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 21%
Other 1 7%
Professor 1 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Other 2 14%
Unknown 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 21%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 7%
Social Sciences 1 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 June 2023.
All research outputs
#8,008,366
of 25,986,827 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#9
of 30 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#98,534
of 362,074 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#4
of 9 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,986,827 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 68th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 30 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.0. This one scored the same or higher as 21 of them.
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