Diabetes risk gene may be inherited from Neanderthals

Dec 26 2013, 16:51 IST
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Gene variant that increases the risk of diabetes in Latin Americans may have been inherited from Neanderthals. Thinkstock Gene variant that increases the risk of diabetes in Latin Americans may have been inherited from Neanderthals. Thinkstock
SummaryThe variant is found in about 20 per cent of East Asians and is rare in Europe and Africa.
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