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Stanford gene researchers see diabetes develop
San Francisco Chronicle

A team of Stanford researchers has unveiled the most detailed biological profile of a human being done so far: a peek at one man’s genetic foundation, along with snapshots, taken dozens of times over the course of a year, of the millions of proteins and other molecules that are in constant flux in his body. In a stroke of shocking good luck – for the scientists, if not necessarily the patient – the profile subject developed Type 2 diabetes during the study, allowing researchers to follow in real time the molecular changes that took place as the illness progressed.