Researchers led by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill's Karen Mohlke report on analyzing exome array data to find new loci and low-frequency variants associated with insulin processing and secretion in Nature Genetics this week. Mohlke and her colleagues drew on data obtained using the Illumina HumanExome Beadchip from 8,229 Finnish men who did not have diabetes.

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