This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, a Washington University School of Medicine team describes a missense variant that appears to contribute to an autosomal dominant form of primary open-angle glaucoma that begins manifesting itself in adulthood. The researchers did exome sequencing and linkage analyses on members of a large, multi-generation African-American family affected by the progressive eye disease, uncovering a glaucoma-associated missense variant in a fibulin family gene called EFEMP1.

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