New Genetic Research on Nearsightedness

May 29, 2018
A massive new study, that included data from 23andMe customers who participated in research, offers the most detailed view yet of the role genetics plays in nearsightedness. It identified dozens of loci, and more than 8,000 variants, associated with nearsightedness, also known as myopia. The study included data from more than 160,000 people of different ancestries, which allowed the researchers to find genetic variants associated with nearsightedness, also known as myopia, in both people of European and Asian ancestry.
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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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