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Scanning the Environment for Disease Risks
Stanford scientists Atul Butte, Chirag Patel and Jayanta Bhattacharya examined these environmental factors and more than 200 others for their role in causing type 2 diabetes.When it comes to diseases, we know that genes tell only part of the story. But biomedical scientists have lacked standard tools for determining the health role of environmental forces. A new "enviromics" technique, however, is shedding light on the development of type 2 diabetes and possibly other complex diseases. Read the entire article.
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