How genes and environment conspire to trigger diabetes

January 23, 2015 1:25 PM

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How genes and environment conspire to trigger diabetes

Diabetes appears to be a disease written deeply in human genes, a feature millions of years old, which can emerge yet also retreat through the influence of environmental forces such as diet, a new study suggests.

Researchers looked at how obesity, in particular, can trigger the onset of Type 2 diabetes in both mice and humans by manipulating how genes are expressed.

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