Friday, June 19, 2015
If you live long enough, you are getting a cataract
But--two University of Delaware researchers, using a DNA array on a chip, have identified two genes that govern formation of these lens-clouding nuisances.
So far this is being studied in mice, but there is hope. As published in Human Genetics, their findings may lead to interventions to prevent cataracts from forming.
According to what I read, the scientists actually said EUREKA when they found the non-expression of these genes led to a cloudy area.
This is the beginning of what could be a breakthrough on a troublesome problem--and grad students did it!