This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, a multi-institute team reports on the outcome of a genome-wide meta-analysis of more than 40,000 people of Western and Asian backgrounds, which revealed new loci for the eye disorders refractive error and myopia. The new loci include candidate genes with functions in neurotransmission, ion transport, retinoic acid metabolism, extracellular matrix remodeling, and eye development.

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