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Center for Applied Genomics

Today's Research Becomes Tomorrows Cure

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.
Article by: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; March 22, 2010