Spectrum of mutations in monogenic diabetes genes identified from high-throughput DNA sequencing of 6888 individuals
Topol, Eric J.
Boehm, Bernhard Otto
Date of Issue2017
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)
Diagnosis of monogenic as well as atypical forms of diabetes mellitus has important clinical implications for their specific diagnosis, prognosis, and targeted treatment. Single gene mutations that affect beta-cell function represent 1–2% of all cases of diabetes. However, phenotypic heterogeneity and lack of family history of diabetes can limit the diagnosis of monogenic forms of diabetes. Next-generation sequencing technologies provide an excellent opportunity to screen large numbers of individuals with a diagnosis of diabetes for mutations in disease-associated genes.
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