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NC State Wins $2M from NIH to Study Genomics of Glaucoma

NEW YORK, June 2 (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers at North CarolinaStateUniversityhave received $2 million from the NIH's National Eye Institute to study the genomics of glaucoma.

 

Under the 4-year grant, entitled "Comparative Genomics of Glaucoma," which started in April, the scientists will search for genes that undergo altered transcriptional regulation during the early stages of glaucoma both in fruit flies and people, and will identify polymorphisms of such genes that might predispose to glaucoma in humans.

 

Glaucoma, which affects more than 60 million people worldwide, leads to irreversible blindness.

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