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Researchers Identify Novel Genetic Variants Linked to Type-2 Diabetes

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Credit: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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After examining the genes of more than 200,000 people all over the world who have type-2 diabetes, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center (CMCVAMCfound hundreds of genetic variants never before linked to the disease. The study also identified gene variants that vary by ethnicity, as well as variants tied to conditions related to type-2 diabetes like coronary heart disease and chronic kidney disease. This expansive ...