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Penn Team Characterizes the Underlying Cause of a Form of Macular Degeneration
April 19, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, April 19 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine issued the following news release:

Named for Friedrich Best, who characterized the disease in 1905, Best disease, also known as vitelliform macular dystrophy, affects children and young adults and can cause severe declines in central vision as patients age. The disease is one in a group of conditions known as bestrophinopathies, all linked to mutations in the BEST1 gene. This gene is expressed i . . .

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