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Mouse Study Puts Blindness Genes into the Spotlight

By Sharon Kingman
Staff Writer

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
LONDON – Scientists are close to identifying new genes that may be linked to several eye diseases in humans, many of which cause blindness. The researchers are being guided by genes they have found in mice that, when absent, cause similar defects to those occurring in the eyes of humans who are affected by conditions such as one type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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