NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A genetic association study of Mexicans and Latin Americans uncovered a novel variant linked to type 2 diabetes risk, a consortium of researchers reported yesterday in Nature. The variant, in SLC16A11, is expressed in hepatic cells and appears to affect lipid metabolism. Additionally, the researchers traced the variant back to admixture with Neandertals.

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