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NEW YORK – An international team of researchers has discovered hundreds of novel genetic loci linked to type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk in diverse populations.

In their genome-wide association study, published in Nature Genetics on Monday, the researchers found 318 novel autosomal and X-chromosomal variants associated with T2D and T2D-related vascular outcomes using data from almost 230,000 cases and 1.2 million controls with European, African American, Hispanic, South Asian, and East Asian ancestry.

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