SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – A pair of large, international consortia are cranking out reams of genome, exome, and genotyping data in the hopes of expanding and refining their understanding of the genetic factors behind type 2 diabetes and traits related to it.

Each of the groups provided information on the strategies they are using to reach that goal — and the progress made so far — in several talks and posters presented at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting held here last week.

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