Lab discovers first genetic risk factor for glaucoma that is unique to patients with African Ancestry

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:45
The Fingert and Mullins Labs collaborated with investigators from Duke University, Singapore, and from around the world to identify the first genetic risk factor for glaucoma that is unique to people with African ancestry - a population group with highest prevalence of glaucoma and most severe disease. Notably, the newly identified glaucoma risk factor, APBB2, has important links with the biology of another degenerative condition, Alzheimer’s disease. This major advance in glaucoma research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more about it here.
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