GEDi Testing

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is first in the northeast to offer comprehensive genetic diagnostic testing for patients with inherited retinal disease, early-onset glaucoma and optic atrophy.

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Findings Published in Human Molecular Genetics

Mass. Eye and Ear Researchers Report a Critical Role for the Complement System in Early Macular Degeneration

Findings published in Human Molecular Genetics

BOSTON (August 14, 2013) -- In a study published today in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, Drs. Donita Garland, Rosario Fernandez-Godino, and Eric Pierce of the Ocular Genomics Institute at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School along with their colleagues, reported the unexpected finding that in mice genetically engineered to have an inherited form of macular degeneration, turning off the animals’ complement system, a part of the immune system, prevented the disease.

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