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Public resources aid diabetes gene discovery

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The availability of various public resources has hastened the discovery of type 2 diabetes–associated loci in the largest genome-wide association study of the disease reported to date. In addition, these resources have also enabled researchers to get closer to determining the culprit genetic variants and therefore closer to the target effector genes driving these associations.

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  1. Center for Spatial and Functional Genomics, Division of Human Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    • Diana L. Cousminer
    •  & Struan F. A. Grant
  2. Department of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    • Diana L. Cousminer
    •  & Struan F. A. Grant
  3. Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    • Struan F. A. Grant
  4. Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    • Struan F. A. Grant
  5. Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    • Struan F. A. Grant

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