NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Medical College of Georgia said that it has been awarded a $10 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to continue a long-term study of newborns in Georgia and Florida aimed at determining how genetics and the environment can cause Type 1 diabetes.

The five-year grant will be used to enroll an additional 200 newborns in Georgia and Florida for an ongoing program called The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young, or TEDDY, which has already enrolled 700 newborns.

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