New DNA sequences discovered by scientists are raising hopes for diabetics, not to mention patients with a number of other diseases. The variety of genes could open paths to better treatment and healthcare for diabetic patients in the future.
A series of studies have found DNA sequences that relate to Crohn’s disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, manic depression and diabetes type 1 and 2. The findings were revealed by the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, composed of a panel of leading geneticists.
Peter Donnelly, the chairman of the trust, reportedly commented: “Just a few years ago, we had perhaps 10 known genetic-risk factors for common diseases. Now it’s closer to 30, and I suspect that in 10 years time, it will be far greater.”
The studies were published by the journals Nature and Nature Generics, and analysed up to 10 billion pieces of genetic information.

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