NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai have used electronic medical record data from patients with type 2 diabetes to further stratify the population into three distinct subgroups.

The team performed genome-wide association studies using genetic data that had been collected and stored in patients' EMRs. The researchers said the study, published this week in Science Translational Medicine, shows the potential for to tailor diagnosis and treatment.

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