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New findings in the search for genetic clues to insulin production
Date:12/23/2012

The study revealed that certain variants of three genes called TBC1D30, KANK1 and PAM are associated with abnormal insulin production or processing, even in people without diabetes. The genes may predispose such individuals to developing the disease.

As a next step, the researchers plan to continue to investigate how these genes may lead to diabetes. They also expect the results will inspire other scientists to use exome analysis to look at the genetic factors behind other complex diseases.


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University of North Carolina Health Care
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