Genetics breakthrough by group that includes University of Florida expert will boost diabetes research

Genetics breakthrough by group that includes University of Florida expert will boost diabetes research

Genetics breakthrough by group that includes University of Florida expert will boost diabetes research

The genes that increase the risk of Type 1 diabetes have lost their hiding place.

A research group that includes a University of Florida genetics expert has located and narrowed down the number of genes that play a role in the disease, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Knowing the identities and location of causative genes is a crucial development: Other researchers can use this information to better predict who might develop Type 1 diabetes and how to prevent it.

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