Gene regulatory Sequence Variation Effects on automimmune diseases and platelet traits

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Lead researcher
Professor John Todd

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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 and may also inform research relating to other autoimmune diseases.

Participation: For this study we recruited 136 participants from the Cambridge BioResource to give a 100ml blood sample. 

Organisation: This study is organised by Professor John Todd at the Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory.