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Columbia Researcher Identifies New Gene Involved in Color Blindness

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Jul 14, 2015

Researchers at Columbia University in New York have found that the gene ATF6 can lead to the vision disorder Achromatopsia. Achromatopsia - a genetic visual disorder that effects about 1 out of every 33,000 Americans - leads to severe vision problems, generally beginning at a young age. People with this disorder are extremely sensitive to light, have trouble seeing during the day (when it is bright out) and cannot see any color.

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Tags: Northeast, New York, Columbia University, 2015, Columbia, NY, Color blindness, Achromatopsia, ATF6

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