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High-Risk Glaucoma Gene Found in Nordic Studies

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Science  10 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5839, pp. 735
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5839.735a

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In work published online this week in Science (, a team reports the discovery of a gene variant that confers an extremely high risk of developing a common form of glaucoma, one that's particularly tough to treat.