Genes and Mechanisms in Diabetes in the Cambridge BioResource

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Lead researcher
Professor Linda Wicker

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Participant re-contact

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University of Cambridge

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The purpose of this study is to find the genes that cause insulin-dependent (also called type 1) diabetes to enable us to identify individuals at risk of developing the disease and to understand its basic causes. Ultimately we hope this will lead to preventive treatment in these at risk individuals.

Participation: This study recruited Cambridge BioResource participants to give a small blood sample at the Cambridge BioResouce. Over 500 volunteers participated in this study.

Organisation: This study was organised by Professor Linda Wicker from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory situated on the Addenbrooke’s Hospital site in Cambridge.