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Protective mutations for type 2 diabetes found

BOSTON, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they identified mutations in a gene that can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even in the obese or aged.

Giant genome sequencing project announced

BOSTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S.-British-led international consortium has announced the "1000 Genomes Project" to produce the most detailed map of human genetic variation to date.

Four new diabetes genes found

BETHESDA, Md., April 27 (UPI) -- U.S. and European researchers have found four new genetic variants linked to type 2 diabetes and confirmed another six variants.

Variant gene in prostate cancer identified

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Scientists in Iceland report a breakthrough that may lead to a diagnostic test to help identify prime candidates for aggressive treatment for prostate cancer.

Genetic map may help find disease causes

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Scientists announced in Salt Lake City the mapping of the most common genetic differences across the entire genome for 269 different humans.

GeneWatch . . . from UPI

Finding disease-causing genes could happen much faster if a major new effort succeeds, scientists have engineered a mouse that is prone to developing certain lymphomatic cancers, and other genetic research news.
JOE GROSSMAN, UPI Science News

DNA study reveals racial differences

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 23 (UPI) -- A mosaic pattern of DNA variations consistent across all races promises to help medical scientists unravel the origins of diseases as well as chart the evolution of human populations, an international research team reported Thursday.
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