NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Scientists from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have published a study in today's issue of Science, in which they describe a method for scanning the genomes of human liver and pancreas in order to map the location of gene regulators that are known to be involved in type 2 diabetes.

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