Diseases and Illnesses

Researchers identify second gene that causes ocular albinism

Researchers identify second gene that causes ocular albinism

The quest for better understanding and finding cures for ocular albinism is closer to fruition, thanks to the recent discovery of mutations in a second gene that can trigger this genetic vision disorder. This finding has major implications for better diagnosis of this disease. With a clearer understanding of the cause of the condition, scientists can move forward with cutting-edge research to improve vision for thousands of children with ocular albinism.

The research, funded by The Vision of Children Foundation based in San Diego, was led by Alejandra Young, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist at UCLA Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Young worked under the leadership of Debora Farber, Ph.D.,...

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