23andMe Scientist to Present Data on the Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes at American Diabetes Association Conference

Looking For The Light

June 3, 2019 By 23andMe under 23andMe ResearchEducation

By Eloycsia Ratliff, MPH, 23andMe Medical Education Project Manager

We know that diet and exercise play an important role in a person’s likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, but what role does genetics play?

That’s a question 23andMe researchers have been investigating, and at a meeting of the American Diabetes Associations (ADA) Annual Conference on June 10th in San Francisco, 23andMe’s Senior Product Scientist, Michael Multhaup, Ph.D., will be presenting some of what we’ve learned in a presentation titled “Polygenic Risk Score Predicts Type 2 Diabetes Susceptibility in a Diverse Consumer Genetic Database.” 

Polygenic Score

Dr. Multhaup’s presentation comes on the heels of the release of 23andMe’s Type 2 Diabetes report (T2D)*  that is currently available to eligible customers who have opted into receiving health reports. The T2D report calculates a polygenic score based on more than 1000 genetic variants. A polygenic…

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