Recent progress in the use of genetics to understand links between type 2 diabetes and related metabolic traits
Genetics of Complex Traits, University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, Magdalen Road, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK
Genome Biology 2013, 14:203 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-3-203Published: 28 March 2013
Genome-wide association studies have identified genetic variants associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The aim of this review is to highlight some of the insights into the mechanism underlying type 2 diabetes provided by genetic association studies.