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Scientists Direct Focus on Targeting Short-Sight Genes

By Sharon Kingman
Staff Writer

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

With the discovery of 24 new genes that are linked to myopia, or short-sightedness, most of the hereditary causes of this condition are now known, researchers contend. People with the faulty versions of those genes are 10 times more likely to have myopia than those without, the study found.

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