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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Evolution may have pushed humans toward greater risk for type-1 diabetes, study shows

Gene variants associated with an increased risk for type-1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis may confer previously unknown benefits to their human carriers, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As a result, the human race may have been evolving in the recent past to be more susceptible, rather than less, to some complex diseases, they conclude.
URL: http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2010/august/selection.html

Contact Person: Krista Conger (kristac@stanford.edu)

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