07.30.18

Aussie Researchers Identify New Genetic Markers for Glaucoma

Source: Xinhua

Australian researchers said they have identified 40 new genetic markers that increase a person’s risk of developing glaucoma, pointing to improvements in testing and predicting the risks of getting the eye disease, according to a report in Xinhua.

“The discovery of these previously unknown genetic markers for glaucoma will be important for improving our ability to test for and predict a person’s risk of the disease,” Associate Professor Stuart MacGregor, head of the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute’s Statistical Genetics laboratory, said in a statement about its study.

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