|New findings in the search for genetic clues to insulin production|
|Thursday, December 27, 2012|
In research published online Dec. 23, 2012 in the journal Nature Genetics, scientists have found three new and relatively rare genetic variants that influence insulin production, offering new clues about the genetic factors behind diabetes.
“Studying genetic variants — even rare ones — helps us learn how genes affect health and disease,” said Karen Mohlke, PhD, one of the study’s senior authors and associate professor of genetics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. “In this study, we’ve implicated new genes as playing a role in insulin processing and secretion.”
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