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Findings from an international genomics consortium almost double the number of associated genetic loci and variants for AMD

Research conducted by the International AMD Genomics Consortium (IAMDGC) has recently reported an almost doubling in the number of genetic risk loci associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In a significant publication in the journal Nature Genetics, the research group has reported on an analysis of >12 million gene variants, “including 163,714 directly genotyped, mostly […]

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Allergan (NYSE:AGN) and CRISPR company, Editas Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT), announce strategic deal to focus on eye diseases

Allergan Inc. (NASDAQ:AGN) and Editas Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) have announced the execution of an exclusive licensing transaction in which Allergan receives an option on up to five of Editas’ CRISPR ocular research programmes, including Editas’ lead programme for a product candidate to treat Lebers congenital amaurosis (LCA10). Under the terms of the deal Editas will […]

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Three patients are reported to have suffered significant vision loss following “stem cell” treatment in a Florida clinic

A brief report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM 2017;376:1047-53), has highlighted three cases of severe vision loss in elderly female patients following autologous “stem cell” treatment. The report, from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Florida, follows the management of three cases of vision loss in patients with age-related […]

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Stanford University research paper claims that most clinical research is not useful and much of it may not reflect reality.

Research, conducted at the Department of Medicine and the Department of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University, has concluded that most medical research findings are false and that most research findings that are not false are not useful. The paper, provocatively entitled “Why Most Clinical Research Is Not Useful”, states that reform and improvement […]

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March 17th, 2017: “EURETINA-Brief”© Issue No. 150

by Dr. Gearóid Tuohy   Dear EURETINA Members,   A very warm welcome to the March 17th, 2017 edition of EURETINA’s web-based digital magazine, “EURETINA Brief”. EURETINA are delighted to continue our delivery of up-to-date summary briefs on a range of topics of interest to retinal clinicians, specialists and researchers across Europe. This resource is […]

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Findings from an international genomics consortium almost double the number of associated genetic loci and variants for AMD

Research conducted by the International AMD Genomics Consortium (IAMDGC) has recently reported an almost doubling in the number of genetic risk loci associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In a significant publication in the journal Nature Genetics, the research group has reported on an analysis of >12 million gene variants, “including 163,714 directly genotyped, mostly […]

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