Knockout Mice Are Guide to New Genes for Eye and Skin Disorders (image) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Caption A team led by UC Davis researchers has used a public database of genetic knockout mice to identify dozens of genetic mutations linked to eye and skin disorders, including forms of albinism and phakomatoses. The newly discovered genes could help clinicians identify related human genes in patients with no known cause for their disorder. This image shows an eye from an albino mouse lacking pigment (left) and a normal mouse. Credit Ala Moshiri, UC Davis Usage Restrictions May be used with acknowledgement. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.