LIGHT SENSITIVITY GENE


Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Feb 19,2002,07:25   Archive
A university of Toronto scientist has found that the gene CRB1 is responsibile for the development an maintenance of the light-sensitive cells in the retina. He suggests that "from your parents you get the defective CRB1 gene but how to fix it?" They hope his results (published yesterday in the science journal `Nature") will help towards a cure with degenerative blindness. He did this research (10 years) on fruit flies - HOW DO THEY DO THAT:-) I hope research will help us - a lot of us have light sensitivity and it may be one step closer towards understanding our problem.

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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