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The Iceland-based DeCode Genetics team found genetic variants linked to a high risk of developing exfoliation glaucoma, a form of the disease that does not respond well to treatment. In their genome-wide association study, Kari Stefansson and his team found that changes to exon 1 of the LOXL1 gene on chromosome 15q24.1 were associated with exfoliation glaucoma.

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The New York Times looks at companies using genomic tools to try to quickly identify the cause of patients' infections.

The White House has asked for $2.5 billion in funding to address the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Associated Press.

A resignation at the Marine Biological Laboratory highlights that institutions are unsure of how to handle researchers previously found to have violated codes of conduct, Nature News says.

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