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Researchers Find Mutation as Frequent Cause of RP in American Hispanics

A Foundation-funded research collaboration identified a mutation in the gene SAG as a frequent cause of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) in the American Hispanic population. Eight of the 22 Hispanic families with adRP in their whole-exome-sequencing study had the mutation. The discovery can help genetic experts diagnose more patients with adRP, and it gives researchers a target for developing potential therapies. Results of the SAG study were published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS).
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There’s More Than One Way to Correct a Genetic Defect

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We live in a time when it’s often easier and cheaper to replace something than to fix it. Whether you have a broken TV, camera or vacuum cleaner, you’re more likely to buy a new one than to take it into the shop to have it repaired. Often, you don’t have much of a choice; there aren’t many repair shops left.

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