Diabetes Discovery

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 8:12am
Carla DeMarco
Professor Esteban Parra from U of T Mississauga's Department of Anthropology is a senior author on an article that identifies seven new genes associated with type 2 diabetes risk.

An article recently published in Nature Genetics, in which Professor Parra is an investigator, is the largest study of its kind to elucidate the genetic factors involved in type-2 diabetes.

The study was a collaboration by several researchers from many different countries including Australia, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, and USA.