News : 2011 : February

From the left are Stephan Zuchner, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of genetics; Julia Dallman, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology; Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics; Byron Lam, M.D., professor of ophthalmology; and Rong Wen, Ph.D., research associate professor of ophthalmology.

UM Researchers Identify New Gene Causing Blindness

Researchers led by geneticists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified a new gene that causes retinitis pigmentosa, a form of blindness, ending one South Florida family’s nearly 20-year search for what caused three of their four children to lose their sight.

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