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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.

The Scientist Staff

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.

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