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Retinitis Pigmentosa in Sevier County

Posted by livinitalia 
Retinitis Pigmentosa in Sevier County
April 11, 2014 09:12AM
My family has the genetically linked eye disease, retinitis pigmentosa. It is in our Keller/Messer ancestry, but we have not been able to find out much about where this originated. Research into this disease is gene specific-so the more family we find with our specific gene type, the
better chance we will have that research might develop something to stop or cure this disease. We think this might have originated with our ancestor, James Robert Lane who married Margaret Malithia "Maletty" Ogle in 1881, Sevier County. We are uncertain, however, and are interested to find out if there are any old Sevier County families that also have retinitis pigmentosa. Any assistance is much appreciated!