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NIH scientists identify rare, genetic disorder that causes blindness

March 22, 2017

Researchers at the National Eye Institute have identified the genetic underpinnings of a rare disorder that causes children to be born with deafness, blindness, albinism and fragile bones, according to a press release.

The newly recognized syndrome, COMMAD, affects children who inherit two mutations of a gene, one from each parent, each of whom is deaf due to another rare, genetic disorder called Waardenburg syndrome 2A.

PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: ASCRS Research Council aims to mirror success of DRCR.net

March 22, 2017
The Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network is a collaboration among the National Eye Institute, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney…

AMA urges members of Congress to oppose American Health Care Act

March 22, 2017
The American Medical Association today released a letter to members of Congress urging them to oppose the American Health Care Act, citing projections that it will cost…

ACP: New amendments to AHCA ‘even less acceptable’

March 22, 2017
ACP recently sent a letter to the Congressional leadership in strong opposition of the manager’s amendments to the American Health Care Act, arguing that several…

Trump’s FDA pick brings ‘relief,’ but ties to industry criticized

March 22, 2017
When President Donald J. Trump nominated Scott Gottlieb, MD, to be the next FDA commissioner, the announcement was met with relief by some that the agency’s…
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