Why Are Bukharan Jews at Risk of Losing Their Eyesight?

Israeli researchers discover genetic mutation causing dislocation or misalignment of the eye lens. Now they're trying to raise awareness of the problem among a relatively closed-off community.

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Dr. Eyal Reinstein arrived for an important meeting with one of the rabbis of the Bukharan-Jewish community in a Bat Yam synagogue two months ago. Reinstein – the director of the Medical Genetics Institute at...