Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.
Scientists have located a gene responsible for a form of the eye disease glaucoma. According to a report in Nature Genetics, Dr Ed Stone and colleagues at the University of Iowa narrowed down the location of the gene to chromosome number 1. They studied 37 members of a family affected by the disease, and found eight DNA markers linked to appearance of the illness. They expect to identify the gene within a year.