Genetics of age-related macular degeneration analyzed

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A coalition of 18 different research organizations has identified seven new genetic regions associated with an eye disorder that is a common cause of blindness in older individuals, according to a study published online Sunday in the journal Nature Genetics.

According to the National Eye Institute  (NEI), the research – which was led by experts from the University of Michigan, Boston University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Regensburg in Germany – “represents the most comprehensive genome-wide analysis of genetic variations associated with [age-related macular degeneration].”

View the original article here: The Genetics Behind Age-related Macular Degeneration Detailed In New Study

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