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Studies Decode Genetic Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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Four new separate studies announce the discovery of three regions of human DNA that contain clear genetic risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. The study is among the first to apply a suite of genomic resources to common diseases.

As NPR's Joe Palca tells Robert Siegel, some of the genes determined to be related to diabetes had not been suspected of having anything to do with the disease.



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