myopia

New genetic variants found to influence nearsightedness

February 25, 2013
Editor’s note:  PloS Genetics just published Amy Kiefer and Nick Eriksson’s work. Check out their paper here. Nearsightedness, where far-away objects look blurry, is a endemic affecting about 30-40 percent...
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The Genetics of Nearsightedness, Stretch Marks, and Motion Sickness

October 09, 2012
Amy Kiefer is a Survey Research Manager at 23andMe. She joined the company in 2008. What do nearsightedness, stretch marks, and motion sickness have to do with each other? They...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Focus In On Possible Genetic Link To Myopia

April 14, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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