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Progress in Finding Genetic Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

separator Scientists have confirmed that four genes previously thought to be linked to diabetes are in fact linked to the disease, and they've also identified six additional genes that may also play a role. The researchers looked at the genes of 32,000 people in England, Finland, Poland, Sweden and the United States. They found that people with the identified genetic variations were 20 percent more likely to develop diabetes.

As researchers learn more and more about the role that genes play in the development of diabetes, they're likely to have more success in creating new, effective treatments.

Science (on-line version), 26 April 2007
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