genome-wide association study

Glaucoma is both preventable, with early treatment, and the leading cause of blindness in those over 60. Additionally, the incidence of glaucoma and its harms are greater in both our Black and Hispanic communities.

The quest for a genetic basis for everything, with the exception of a very few and very bad diseases, has been disappointing – our genetic inheritance is polygenic, where hundreds or thousands of genes each make an exceedingly small contribut