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Genes identified for near-sightedness
Genes identified for near-sightedness

(February 13, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From London - A new report published in Nature Genetics identifies over 20 genes responsible for myopia (or near-sightedness). Researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 32 studies covering over 45,000 individuals, examining both genetic and refractive error data in all of the participants. They found 24 genes that are associated with myopia and confirmed 2 genes previously believed to raise risk of the condition. Individuals with the high-risk genes were found to have a tenfold increased risk of myopia. The genes did not reveal any differences between European and Asian individuals.

 
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