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Can type 1 diabetes be traced to a specific genome?
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Michael Erickson
General Practice
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In brief: Not Exactly
Type 1 diabetes does have some genetic connection, but not as much as type 2.
Research has shown that the iddm 1 gene on chromosome 6 has some correlation, but is not conclusive. Dm 1 is generally see as being caused by exposure to a virus that destroys the beta cells of the pancreas. New research may show more genetic correlation, but there isn't as strong genetic connection as type 2 diabetes.

In brief: Not Exactly
Type 1 diabetes does have some genetic connection, but not as much as type 2.
Research has shown that the iddm 1 gene on chromosome 6 has some correlation, but is not conclusive. Dm 1 is generally see as being caused by exposure to a virus that destroys the beta cells of the pancreas. New research may show more genetic correlation, but there isn't as strong genetic connection as type 2 diabetes.
Michael Erickson
Michael Erickson
Answer assisted by Michael Erickson, Medical Student
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