By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study set to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US and Japan report that they have linked an immune-cell receptor called CD44 to type 2 diabetes using an expression-based genome-wide association study, or eGWAS, strategy.

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