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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.

Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.