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Can you tell me how can diabetes relate to the human genome project?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Complex issues

The human genome has been sequenced, which offers the potential to understand the genetics of many diseases.
However, type 2 diabetes is determined by many genes/combinations of genes, and figuring this out has been very difficult. Also, the field of epigenetics suggests that our lifestyle can trigger genes that may have been dormant otherwise. More will come from this, but it is very complex.

In brief: Complex issues

The human genome has been sequenced, which offers the potential to understand the genetics of many diseases.
However, type 2 diabetes is determined by many genes/combinations of genes, and figuring this out has been very difficult. Also, the field of epigenetics suggests that our lifestyle can trigger genes that may have been dormant otherwise. More will come from this, but it is very complex.
Dr. Philip Kern
Dr. Philip Kern
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