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vision genes discovered

 
  December, 5 2001 3:15
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Comprehensive set of vision genes discovered: Identification could help in diagnosing and treating blinding diseases

Harvard Medical School researchers have discovered nearly all the genes responsible for vision, which could help in diagnosing and treating blinding diseases. Macular degeneration alone affects twenty-five percent of people over age 75. The discovery of the full set of photoreceptor genes expressed in the retinal cells, which was made in mice, could also lead to new methods for preserving and restoring the vision of those affected.
Foundation for Retinal Research, National Institutes of Health

Contact:
Judith Montminy
judith_montminy@hms.harvard.edu
617-432-0443
Harvard Medical School


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