SoG volunteers help in genetic study

In 2009 some Society of Genealogists Volunteers, led by Dr Geoff Swinfield and Di Swinfield, helped researchers from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Queen Mary University of London to compile large multi-generational family trees aimed at identifying and studying the genetics of family members, many of whom suffered from a an inherited eye condition called primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG). Today UCL has reported that their study has revealed the genetic mutation behind PACG. The Society and its vounteers are delighted to be acknowledged in the paper.

A link to UCL’s report and the medical paper co-authored by Dr Swinfield can be found here

An article about the project from the Genealogists' Magazine vol 29 no 12 Dec 2009  can be found here

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