Scottish Patients Help Define Genes for Type 2 Diabetes
With the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes rising steadily every year, scientists are looking to understand what roles different genes play in the prevention and management of the disease. Over 5000 Scottish volunteers assisted in one of the largest genetic study in this area to date. It took place in over 22 countries with 300 different scientists involved in the research. By understanding the genetics involved with this condition it will mean that future treatments are more effective and preventative measures will be targeted at those who are most at risk of developing the disease.