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A team led by National Eye Institute researchers picked out B3GLCT and BLOC1S1 as the most plausible target genes in an age-related macular degeneration analysis.

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.

Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.