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The institutes will lead a consortium of researchers investigating the molecular underpinnings of diabetic retinopathy, a key cause of blindness.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: 3D genome structures, CRISPR approach prevents retinitis pigmentosa in mice, and more.

Researchers describe a rare genetic disorder that leads to deafness, blindness, and albinism, that's more likely among children of deaf parents, the Washington Post reports.

Researchers find that a woman's genetic risk for age-related macular degeneration is influenced by lifestyle factors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cellular Dynamics International today announced a $1.2 million contract from the National Eye Institute to manufacture stem cells for use in the development of a new potential treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A trio of studies published online yesterday in Nature Genetics are revealing new, rare risk loci for age-related macular degeneration.

The institute will fund between four and six projects annually that aim to integrate data analyses of research that has been carried out on vision disorders.

A new program will fund training in genomics and informatics for genotype-phenotype studies of eye diseases.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.