Cataracts and genetics

NEW YORK, June 16 (Praxis Press) Cataracts are a common age-related condition, but whether they can be inherited from other family members is unknown. A new study shows that genetics do play a role in cataract formation, especially in the degree of cataract severity. Environmental factors also play a role, but to a lesser extent. Genetic factors are important in cataract formation, even though they are a normal part of the ageing process.

June 16, 2000

NEW YORK, June 16 (Praxis Press) Cataracts are a common age-related condition, but whether they can be inherited from other family members is unknown. A new study shows that genetics do play a role in cataract formation, especially in the degree of cataract severity. Environmental factors also play a role, but to a lesser extent. Genetic factors are important in cataract formation, even though they are a normal part of the ageing process.

Popular Now

  1. Decoding the Tripping Brain
  2. Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Persist in Lymph Nodes
    The Nutshell Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Persist in Lymph Nodes

    Analysis of the bodies of deceased individuals can’t determine what effect these tattoo remnants have on lymph function, but researchers suggest dirty needles aren’t the only risk of the age-old practice.

  3. Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?
  4. Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny
    Daily News Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny

    Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of E. coli, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.

AAAS