Genetics of age-related macular degeneration

Jennifer R. Chao, Amani A Fawzi, Jennifer I. Lim

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), like Alzheimer’s disease and atherosclerosis, is a lateonset degenerative disease. The multifactorial nature of these diseases has made the search for absolute genetic contributions challenging. However, recent advances in the study of genetic associations with AMD have provided evidence that there may be strong genetic contributions to this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAge-Related Macular Degeneration, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781420019865
ISBN (Print)9780849372148
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Chao, J. R., Fawzi, A. A., & Lim, J. I. (2007). Genetics of age-related macular degeneration. In Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Second Edition (pp. 35-46). CRC Press.