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Common variants in WFS1 confer risk of type 2 diabetes

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Genetics, July 2007
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Common variants in WFS1 confer risk of type 2 diabetes
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Nature Genetics, July 2007
DOI 10.1038/ng2067
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Manjinder S Sandhu, Michael N Weedon, Katherine A Fawcett, Jon Wasson, Sally L Debenham, Allan Daly, Hana Lango, Timothy M Frayling, Rosalind J Neumann, Richard Sherva, Ilana Blech, Paul D Pharoah, Colin N A Palmer, Charlotte Kimber, Roger Tavendale, Andrew D Morris, Mark I McCarthy, Mark Walker, Graham Hitman, Benjamin Glaser, M Alan Permutt, Andrew T Hattersley, Nicholas J Wareham, Inês Barroso


We studied genes involved in pancreatic beta cell function and survival, identifying associations between SNPs in WFS1 and diabetes risk in UK populations that we replicated in an Ashkenazi population and in additional UK studies. In a pooled analysis comprising 9,533 cases and 11,389 controls, SNPs in WFS1 were strongly associated with diabetes risk. Rare mutations in WFS1 cause Wolfram syndrome; using a gene-centric approach, we show that variation in WFS1 also predisposes to common type 2 diabetes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 3%
Italy 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 106 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 34 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 22%
Other 11 10%
Student > Master 11 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 9%
Other 18 16%
Unknown 6 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 45 39%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 19%
Neuroscience 2 2%
Mathematics 2 2%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 10 9%

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