24 Genes Responsible For Short-Sightedness Identified

Researchers from King’s College London have identified 24 new genes that are responsible for causing myopia, a very common eye disorder also known as short-sightedness. The finding, published in Nature Genetics, finally reveals the genetic causes of the condition; this is very promising and could finally be the basis for future treatment of the disorder. There is currently no cure for myopia, a condition which affects 30 percent of Westerners and up to 80 percent of Asians… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
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