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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

New GWAS Study identifies Type 2 Diabetes Genes in East Asian Populations

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East Asian populations have some of the same diabetes genes as the ones described above, but a 2020 gene wide study identified yet another set of Type 2 diabetes genes found only in that population as well as variations that explain why diabetes is more prevalent in East Asians whose weight is closer to the normal range.

Cassandra N. Spracklen, et al. Identification of type 2 diabetes loci in 433,540 East Asian individuals. Nature, 2020; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2263-3

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