Those who think obesity is due to their genetic makeup relish any news that ‘fat genes’ have been found as they look to blame something else for their predicament rather than their own habits and behavior. They are wide of the mark. If you are obese it’s because you choose to be that way.
Although the exact causes of childhood autism have not been identified to date, there has been much emphasis on genetics as the most important factor in its causation. Other factors in addition to heredity, are now being linked more closely to this developmental disorder.
Microsoft’s latest profit announcement shows an impressive fourth quarter performance with revenues of $17.4bn - much higher than expected, and a testament to the company that is part innovator, part cannibal.