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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Diabetes Hunt Narrows

NEW YORK () -- Researchers have found the apparent hiding place of a gene that promotes the most common form of diabetes.

Scientists think several genes play a role in susceptibility to a form of diabetes known as Type 2, but they haven't identified any gene yet. The location suggested by the new study is the second to be implicated.

Scientists hope the genes will reveal the biology of diabetes and lead to drugs for treatment and prevention. Type 2 diabetes usually develops in people older than 40, who are treated with diet, exercise, oral drugs and sometimes insulin injections.