Mutation Found In Dachshund Gene May Help Develop Therapies For Humans With Blindness, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University Study
Published: Aug 08, 2008
ScienceDaily (Aug. 7, 2008) — Cone-rod dystrophies (CRDs) are a group of eye diseases caused by progressive loss of the photoreceptor cells in the retina. Researchers have identified a novel mutation in a gene associated with CRD in dogs, raising hopes that potential therapies can be developed for people suffering from these eye disorders. The study is the work of Dr Frode Lingaas of the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science and other colleagues in Norway, Sweden and the US and is published in the 7th August online before print issue of Genome Research.