Gene Variant May Predict Diabetes

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Abstract:This article reports that researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have identified a particular gene variant that might serve as a predictor for type 2 diabetes. They found that a variation in the gene ENPP1 was as much as 13 percent more common in people with type 2 diabetes and in those at greater risk for the disease. While further studies are needed, these results suggest that the variant may serve as an important genetic marker in identifying such patients.

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