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Jing Yu - a man wearing an orange t shirt facing the camera. There is a microscope to his left on a desk.

A blog from the research coal face

Jing Yu is a bioinformatician with the Eye Research Group at Oxford University, and is part of the UK Inherited Retinal Dystrophy Consortium (UKIRDC) team, funded by a Retina UK  grant.

Autosomal recessive inheritance

Autosomal recessive inheritance means that the faulty gene is on an autosome (any chromosome other than the sex chromosomes) and that both copies need to be faulty to cause sight loss

For professionals

Information for healthcare professionals: Genetic testing and counselling in inherited retinal disease

Young Adults Online Summer Social

Tuesday 16 July, 7.00pm - 8.30pm - via Zoom - Are you aged 18 to 30 and either living with an inherited retinal dystrophy or are 18 to 30 and a friend or family member of someone living with an IRD? Then come and join us for this online social.

Lynda Cantor

What we do

Our vision is a world where everyone with inherited sight loss is able to live a fulfilling life.

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Help to shape our future

Would you like to help shape Retina UK’s future? Do you want to ensure decision-makers understand the impact of inherited sight loss? If so we’d love to hear from you.