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Twelve new genes linked with type 2 diabetes have been found in a study into the differences in people's DNA and their risk of having the condition. The study was led by researchers at Oxford University and forms part of the Wellcome Trust case control consortium. Professor Mark McCarthy said "Gradually we are piecing together clues about why some people get diabetes and other don't, with the potential for developing better treatments and preventing onset of diabetes in the future. For more information visit the BBC website.

Researcher looking at test tube.