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Recent progress in the use of genetics to understand links between type 2 diabetes and related metabolic traits

Hanieh Yaghootkar and Timothy M Frayling*

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Genetics of Complex Traits, University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, Magdalen Road, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:203  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-3-203

Published: 28 March 2013


Genome-wide association studies have identified genetic variants associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The aim of this review is to highlight some of the insights into the mechanism underlying type 2 diabetes provided by genetic association studies.