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Gene Found In Glaucoma Largely Affects Asian Populations
2012-09-05 13:10:12

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of scientists from Singapore recently discovered three new genes related to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), which is one of the main causes of blindness for Chinese people. The new findings, recently published in the scientific journal Nature Genetics, will assist 15 million people throughout the globe who suffer from the disease. “This provides further evidence that genetic factors play a role in...

2012-09-03 08:20:01

Singapore, Sept 3, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore scientists have identified three new genes associated with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness in Chinese people. PACG affects 15 million people worldwide, 80% of whom live in Asia.The discovery, published in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature Genetics, on 26 August 2012, was conducted collaboratively by scientists from the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)/Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC),...


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