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Patient Specific Stem Cells and AMD – in collaboration with Georgetown University

Completed Study

For many years, we have known there is some correlation between one’s DNA makeup and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This trial studied the mechanisms and biomarkers associated with AMD in families of different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. Blood samples were taken to study mechanisms and biomarkers related to AMD by generating patient-specific stem cells and differentiated RPE cells, in order to identify the genes that, when mutated, demethylated or aceytylated, cause AMD and neurodegeneration.

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