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ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

Discovery of mutated gene in dogs could help treat blindness

Posted: 31 Dec 2014 06:57 AM PST

A MERTK gene defect responsible for a recently identified form of progressive retinal atrophy in Swedish vallhund dogs has been found by an international team of scientists. This discovery opens the door to the development of therapies for diseases that cause blindness both in dogs and humans.

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