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January 1972

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Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine Los Angeles 90024

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(1):113-116. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020115024

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George Washington University Awarded Contract.  —Scientists at the George Washington University will assess the impact of chromosomal defects on the development of the human eye in an NIH-funded study. A $93,409 one-year contract will permit the evaluation of developmental defects in the eye and visual system. Past studies have demonstrated that defects in chromosomes appear more frequently in aborted embryos (30%) than in newborn babies (8%).Approximately 150 human embryos having a variety of chromosomal abnormalities and showing the effects of mutagenic agents will be examined. The newly funded study will allow NEI to complement and extend its own research in this area which has been hampered by lack of human material. Chief investigator for the project will be Cecil B. Jacobson, MD, Assistant Professor and Chief of Reproductive Genetics Unit, GWU Medical Center.

Basic Science Course.  —Stanford University Medical Center will hold a Basic Science Course

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