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Advancing blindness research

September 28, 2016

A $1.9 million grant to Indiana University from the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute will advance basic research on the eye with applications to blindness caused by genetic disorders and aging. The five-year award to Andrew Zelhof will investigate the effect of both congenital birth defects and age on the eye using insects […]

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Scientists from Indiana University are part of a consortium that has described the transcriptome of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster in unprecedented detail, identifying thousands of new genes, transcripts and proteins. In the new work, published in the journal Nature, scientists studied the transcriptome — the complete collection of RNAs produced by a genome — […]