Wednesday, September 25, 2013

NEI Studies Link the Same Gene as Risk Factor for AMD

Three studies reported in Nature Genetics have converged on the same gene as a rare but powerful risk factor for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The new research, sponsored by the National Eye Institute, solidifies a link between AMD and genes encoding the complement system, a set of proteins that plays a central part in immune responses and inflammation. In particular, the findings bring a gene called C3 into the spotlight. Read more.

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