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Genetic differences may contribute to changes in astronauts' eyes

04:30 EDT 30 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

Researchers have found that genetic variation may increase susceptibility of some astronauts to develop higher-than-normal carbon dioxide levels in the blood, which may contribute to eye abnormalities, including grooved bands on the retina in the eye and swelling of the optic nerve. The study is published in Physiological Reports.

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