DNA Sweep Finds New Genes Linked to Diabetes, MAGIC Study  
1/19/2010 6:19:10 AM

PARIS (AFP) – Hundreds of scientists sifting through genetic data from 122,000 people have quintupled the number of gene variants known to boost the risk of diabetes, a pair of studies released Sunday reported. A consortium of researchers first isolated 10 gene mutations that help determine the body's ability to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, the key factors underlying type 2 diabetes.