Diabetes Mellitus and the Gene for Fanconi's Anemia

Science  20 Oct 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4058, pp. 308-310
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4058.308


An increased prevalence of diabetes mellitus has been found in relatives of eight probands homozygous for the rare recessive syndrome Fanconi's anemia. Since many of these relatives are expected to be heterozygous for the gene for Fanconi's anemia, this gene may predispose to diabetes in single dose.