Two International Teams Link Four SNPs to Type 2 Diabetes | GenomeWeb

A pair of international research teams have identified four SNPs that may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes among Ashkenazi Jewish and Finnish individuals.

The first team, led by Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, examined polymorphisms on chromosome 20 in 793 Finnish adults diagnosed with typical type 2 diabetes and 413 controls, and identified four SNPs “within and near” the hepatocyte nuclear factor 4 alpha gene.

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