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This graphic depicts normal myoblast (early muscle cells with a single nucleus) fusing together to form myocytes (multinucleated muscle cells) during myogenesis.

August 20, 2021

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  • Brooks Narrows Search for Therapeutics for Albinism-Related Vision Loss

    Vision impairment is a common feature in most individuals with albinism, a condition in which the skin, hair and eyes (or some combination of the three) have reduced melanin pigmentation. Problems with eyesight can be so severe that people may be declared legally blind. Dr. Brian P. Brooks of NEI is investigating therapies to improve vision quality in patients with oculocutaneous albinism (OCA), which is the most common form of albinism in the U.S.
  • Two Researchers Discuss Race and Ancestry

    Two investigators made bold predictions about race and ancestry during a recent NHGRI human genomics seminar.
This graphic depicts normal myoblast (early muscle cells with a single nucleus) fusing together to form myocytes (multinucleated muscle cells) during myogenesis.

On the Cover

Myoblast Fusion. Image depicts normal myoblast (early muscle cells with a single nucleus) fusing together to form myocytes (multinucleated musle cells) during myogenesis.

Darryl Leja, NHGRI

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