Gene-environment interactions in the aetiology of myopia [ 2012 - 2016 ]

Also known as: Myopia: gene-environment interactions

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Researchers: Prof Ian Morgan Prof Paul Baird (Participant) Prof Kathryn Rose (Principal investigator)

Brief description The rapid rise in the prevalence of shortsightedness poses a major public health challenge. The Sydney Myopia Study has collected a large database on environmental risk factors, and has documented a major protective effect of children spending more time outdoors. Other studies suggest that myopia has a major genetic component. This study will collect DNA samples from over 4000 participants in the Sydney Myopia Study, and through genome-wide scanning, will look for gene-environment interactions.

Funding Amount $AUD 671,285.49

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Notes Standard Project Grant

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