Medical Xpress - UQ Diamantina Institute researcher Professor Ranjeny Thomas said the discovery would lead to the development of better screening tests to identify children at highest risk.
"Most children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes do not have a family history, hence population screening could reduce life threatening complications before diagnosis," Professor Thomas said.
"By looking at a child's gene activation pattern early in life, we are able to identify those who will progress to develop antibodies.
"Once they have two antibodies, it's highly likely they will go on to develop type 1 diabetes...>>>
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