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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Study Links Genes to Common Forms of Glaucoma


4/27/2012 7:20:47 AM

Results from the largest genetic study of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness and vision loss worldwide, showed that two genetic variations are associated with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), a common form of the disease. The identification of genes responsible for this disease is the first step toward the development of gene-based disease detection and treatment.

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