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Genes May Exert Opposite Effects in Diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Study



3/23/2010 7:43:28 AM

ScienceDaily (Mar. 23, 2010) — Pediatric researchers analyzing DNA variations in type 1 diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease have found a complex interplay of genes. Some genes have opposing effects, raising the risk of one disease while protecting against the other. In other cases, a gene variant may act in the same direction, raising the risk for both diseases.

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