NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Through a meta-analysis drawing on a number of genome-wide association studies, an international team of researchers homed in on loci in three genes associated with primary open-angle glaucoma susceptibility.

Glaucoma is the global leading cause of blindness, and primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease, is marked by retinal ganglion cell apoptosis and progressive optic nerve damage.

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