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A new blindness gene uncovered in a canine study


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A study has uncovered a mutation in the IFT122 gene in blind dogs. The gene defect now discovered results in the progressive destruction of photoreceptor cells and retinal dystrophy. IFT122 is a new candidate also for retinal dystrophy in humans. A gene test in support of breeding and diagnostics has been developed based on the finding.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/plants_animals/dogs/~4/PH-C4_O-zhU

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