Gene Discovery Could Yield Treatments for Nearsightedness, Duke University Medical Center Study

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common eye disorder in the world and becoming more common, yet little is known about its genetic underpinnings. Scientists at Duke University Medical Center, in conjunction with several other groups, have uncovered a gene associated with myopia in Caucasian people from several different regions, including Dutch, British and Australian subjects.

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