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Scientists Discover Type II Diabetes Gene

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Scientists Discover Type II Diabetes Gene

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Scientists Discover Type II Diabetes Gene

Scientists Discover Type II Diabetes Gene

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Researchers report the discovery of a gene that increases the risk of Type II diabetes. We examine how that genetic discovery could affect medical treatment.

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Dr. David Altshuler, director, Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; associate professor, Genetics and Medicine Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital