This study shows the cause of biggest increase in type 2 diabetes risk

Scientists from the University of Cambridge found rare genetic variants that have a larger impact on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes than any previously identified genetic effect.

The research is published in Nature Communications and was conducted by John Perry et al.

Type 2 diabetes is thought to be driven in part by inherited genetic factors, but many of these genes are yet unknown.

Previous studies have depended on efficient ‘array genotyping’ methods to measure genetic variations across the whole genome.