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Faulty Photocopies

05 May 2024

Faulty Photocopies

Duplication of the gene that encodes the retinal protein rhodopsin that's sensitive to dim light is a newly-identified genetic fault underlying cases of the inherited vision-degenerating disease retinitis pigmentosa. The study uses human retinal organoids – lab-grown tissue that behaves as a 'disease-in-a-dish' – to gain further insights

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Written by Lindsey Goff

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