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Scientists Discover The Gene Responsible For Nearsightedness

Scientists Discover The Gene Responsible For Nearsightedness
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People suffering from myopia may soon be able to correct their eyesight, thanks to new research.

Naresh Kumar
  • 16 september 2010

In what promises to be great news for those suffering from nearsightedness, scientists have isolated the gene responsible for myopic eyesight of people. The study, which involved thousands of people across the world, was able to discover several variations around the RASGRF1 gene that is understood to be related to myopia. Scientists hope that, with further research, they will be able to develop nearsightedness treatments in the form of tablets or eye drops.

Telegraph: “Short-sightedness gene discovery could consign glasses to history”

[via Gawker]

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