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Type 2 diabetes, obesity may soon be reversed with gene therapy

July 12, 2018

New research shows that gene therapy can completely reverse markers of type 2 diabetes and obesity in rodents.

The prevalence of diabetes, or the total number of existing cases, is on the rise in the United States and globally.

According to recent estimates, over 30 million U.S. adults had diabetes in 2015.

Although the number has been relatively steady in the past few years, rates of newly diagnosed cases among children and teenagers have increased sharply.

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