Principal Investigator: Dr Marcel van der Brug
Department: Clover Therapeutics CompanyTags: 58263, age-related-macular-degeneration, AMD genetics
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. If you have AMD, you might see a blurred area near your center of vision. Over time, the blurred area may grow bigger or you may have blank spots in your vision.
The purpose of this research is to discover causes of Age-Related Macular degeneration. Some of these clues are found in your DNA. DNA makes up your genes. Genes provide instructions for things like eye or hair color, height, and sometimes things that affect health. Everyone’s DNA is slightly different. By studying the DNA of many different people and their health records we hope to find differences that help people stay healthy or in some cases get sick with diseases like AMD.