New Genetic Research on Nearsightedness

May 29, 2018
A massive new study by a consortium of researchers offers the most detailed view yet of the role genetics plays in nearsightedness.This is most extensive study of on nearsightedness to...
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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
  Myopia, or nearsightedness, affects more than a quarter of the U.S. population.  Doing a lot of “close-up work,” including reading, may bring on the condition or make it worse...
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