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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is a disease that occurs at the interface of genes and environment.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A common gene variant conferring elevated risk of (type 2 diabetes) has been earnestly sought by the genetics community for many years.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“African Americans with the variant come very close to facing certainty of having a heart attack.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If this drug makes it to the market, it is bound to become a blockbuster.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“African-Americans who have this variant are almost certain to develop heart attacks. If you remove this gene variant from the population you would remove almost 20 percent of heart attacks in Africans-Americans.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It's funny that on a little rock in the North Atlantic we found a gene variant that has so much impact on the risk of heart disease in a totally different part of the world. We may look a little bit different on the surface but we are all part of the same family.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This discovery sheds new light on the biological causes of the disease.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This discovery sheds new light on the biological causes of the disease. Importantly, virtually all of this risk can be captured by looking at a single-letter change in DNA -- ideal for the development of a genetic test for assessing individual risk and developing more personalized and effective prevention strategies.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“This has turned out to be the disease that has been the most difficult for geneticists to crack, probably because of the large environmental contribution.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Importantly, virtually all of this risk can be captured by looking at a single-letter change in DNA - ideal for the development of a genetic test for assessing individual risk and developing more personalized and effective prevention strategies. This is also an exciting starting point for the discovery of new drugs, and we are actively pursuing the development of both diagnostic and therapeutic products to better prevent and treat type 2 diabetes.”

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