We've changed the way you complete courses

In response to user feedback we have simplified the way courses can be completed.

Until now you needed to complete the topics and modules in order, from start to finish. But from today you can complete them in any order you wish.

Just visit any topic that interests you, and when you are ready mark it as completed by clicking the green 'Mark complete' button at the bottom of the page.

Once you have completed all of the topics in a module an assessment will be provided for you.

Complete all the assessments to finish the course.

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Play the video to watch Professor Mathieu discuss genetic background
Now how this interplay between beta cell and the immune system happens still remains unclear. We do know that the genetic background plays an important role. We will tell you about all of the genes that are important in this disease, and you will discover that it’s mainly the HLA genes, the genes that are responsible for the proteins that play a crucial role in the communication between different cells of the immune system.
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