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Feb 24, 2017
 |  BC Extra  |  Clinical News

A T-cell gene signature in infants could predict Type I diabetes

German researchers published a gene signature found in T cells from six month old infants that preceded the development of β cell autoantibodies in those at high risk for Type I diabetes. The paper was published online Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine.

The researchers collected blood cells from 28 children classified as high risk because they had at least one first-degree relative with Type I diabetes. One to five samples were collected for each infant in the first year of life, and all...

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