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The SIGMA Type 2 Diabetes Consortium sifted through the genotypes of 3,848 Mexicans and Latin Americans with type 2 diabetes and 4,366 controls to find a novel variant in the SLC16A11 gene that is linked with type 2 diabetes disease risk. SLC16A11, the researchers note in Nature, is expressed in hepatic cells and seems to be involved in lipid metabolism.

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