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Personalized “Eye-in-a-Dish” Models Reveal Genetic Underpinnings of Macular Degeneration

05:00 EDT 14 May 2019 | Drug Discovery Today

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of vision loss in people over age 65. The exact cause is unknown, but the fact that a family history of AMD increases a person’s risk for the condition suggests genetics play an important role. Using stem cells derived from six people, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers recapitulated retinal cells in the lab. This “eye-in-a-dish” model allowed them to look for genetic variants that might contribute to AMD.

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