Researchers to use cutting-edge technology to investigate genetic links in age-related macular degeneration

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20 January 2020
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Eye research charity Fight for Sight is funding researchers from the University of Manchester to investigate the genetic risk of the UK’s leading cause of blindness, age-related macular degeneration. Researchers led by Dr Rachel Taylor will use a combination of cutting-edge technologies – including molecular ‘tools’ from bacteria – to analyse the impact of gene changes identified in families where

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Breakthrough in identifying new genes in age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness.

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18 January 2019
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Fight for Sight funded research published this week in ‘Clinical Epigenetics’, has identified new genes linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the UK. The research team, led by Dr Louise Porter at the University of Liverpool, have identified genes that may represent new targets for the development of treatments. Currently there is

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