Mouse Genes Identified that May Enable New Therapies for Hereditary Human Eye Diseases
Published:01 Jan.2019    Source:GEN
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Eye Center say that they have identified hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders in a screen of mouse strains. Many of these genes are likely important in human vision and the results could help identify new causes of hereditary blindness in patients, according to the scientists.
This discovery greatly increases the current number of genes known to contribute to ophthalmic disease, and it is likely that many of the genes will subsequently prove to be important in human ocular development and disease.