Picking Up Where GWAS Left Off, NHGRI Uses Sequencing to ID Regulatory Elements for Type 2 Diabetes | GenomeWeb

By Monica Heger

Using next-gen sequencing to follow up on previous genome-wide association studies, researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute have identified regulatory elements in the genome of pancreatic islet cells that may be important for type 2 diabetes. According to the researchers, the approach could become increasingly useful for figuring out how variants in noncoding regions of the genome could impact disease.

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