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Type 2 Diabetes: Genetic Risk Factors

Nisa Maruthur, M.D., M.H.S.
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DEFINITION

  • Factors that determine genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes
  • Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) refer to differences between individuals in a single nucleotide of a given gene's DNA sequence and are the main source of genetic variation studied for risk of diabetes to date.

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Last updated: April 1, 2011