New genetic links underlying progressively blinding eye disease identified

Three novel genomic loci — distinct stretches of genetic material on chromosomes — linked to Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), which often clusters in families and is roughly 39 percent heritable, have been identified by researchers. Using genome-wide association data, they deepen understanding of Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, the most common cause for corneal transplants. […]