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DBGen participates in the 9th Congress of the Pan American Retina and Vitreous Society (11/15-18/2022)

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This week the ninth congress of the Pan American Retina and Vitreous Society (SPRV) is being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The congress brings together ophthalmologists and patient associations to discuss research findings and share the advances in the field of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of visual dysfunctions that affect the retina and vitreous. The DBGen team has contributed with...
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Interviews for International Sight Day

From Left to Right, Andrés Mayor, Marcela Ciccioli, Margaret Creus and Miguel Ruiz
In order to celebrate International Sight Day, DBGen  wanted to bring attention to rare vision pathologies and to to highlight  to people who persevere in the search for a genetic diagnosis as an essential requirement to access effective treatments. We have brought together the presidents of some of the associations of patients affected by retinal dystrophies to tell us how...
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DBGen interviews Dr. Lorena Castillo, on International Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) Day

Dr. Lorena Castillo, LHON expert
Dr. Lorena Castillo is an experienced ophthalmologist and an international reference in optic neuritis and uncontrolled eye movement. After graduating from the University of Zaragoza, she completed her residency at the Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge (Barcelona), nad had stays at the most renowned clinical centers in the United Kingdom in ophthalmology: Moorfields Eye Hospital, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery...
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DBGen participates in EURETINA 2022

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DBGen has been in the EURETINA Congress 2022, which was held this year in Hamburg. This congress gathers the last advances in research in the area of visual pathologies. Dr. Rebeca Valero presented two complex cases which were diagnosed in DBGen by a combination of next generation sequencing techniques. The abstract of this work, "NGS technologies (targeted gene panels, WES and...
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COLOR BLINDNESS: ¿How many colors do you see?

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The 6th of September is International Color Blindness Day. What is color blindness? DBGen offers a brief explanation of color perception in humans and the associated genetic defects.   Colors are our brain’s interpretation of light signals and it classifies them according to their wavelength. For example, we identify light signals between 380 and 450 nm as violet, while light...
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DBGen presents and interviews Lluís Montoliu on International Albinism Day

Today we celebrate International Albinism Day. On this occasion, DBGen interviews Lluís Montoliu, an internationally renowned scientist for his long research career and his relevant contributions to the knowledge of the genetic and molecular basis of albinism. In addition, he is a renowned specialist in gene editing, the generation of animal models of rare diseases, and a highly recognized science ...
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