Diabetes-related mutation found in Mexican population

5 agosto 2014

Genetic sequencing of 8000 Mexicans were analyzed in a recent study. Researchers found a mutated gene related to diabetes in 30% of mestizos and in half the indigenous population. The largest genetic study of type II diabetes made between Mexican population has identified a gene present in mestizos (mixed race) and indigenous people of the country that rises five times the likelihood of developing the disease, compared to other populations of the world.