Jeffrey Friedman is a Professor at the Rockefeller University and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His work on leptin and body weight regulation has been key for our understanding of how genetics control human obesity. Friedman, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has received numerous awards for his research, including the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award and the Shaw Prize for Life Sciences and Medicine.
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Jeffrey Friedman talks about how he and his colleagues were the first to demonstrate the genetic basis for obesity when they identified and cloned leptin, a hormone secreted by fat tissue. (Talk recorded in July 2014)
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