‘We envision using the camera pill for purposes such as looking for damage in underwater oil pipes,’ states Balasingham. The SNPs can be found in the LOXL1 gene on chromosome 15, and confer respectively 26-fold and 8-fold raises in risk of exfoliation glaucoma compared to the low-risk variations of the same markers. Approximately 25 percent of those in the Icelandic and Swedish study cohorts were found to possess two copies of the best risk variant, placing them at around 100 times the probability of developing exfoliation glaucoma as are people with the low risk version of the same SNP. The LOXL1 protein encoded by the gene is mixed up in formation of elastin fibers which, if they accumulate in the attention, trigger XFG. The paper, entitled ‘Common sequence variants in the LOXL1 gene confer susceptibility to exfoliation glaucoma’, is published ay in the web edition of Science, and will appear in the next print edition of the journal.‘We discovered that what predisposes to a long life is not lack of disease associated variants, but the presence of defensive variants,’ she stated at a briefing. Furthermore, 40 % of ‘super-centenarians’ aged 110 and over had three particular genetic variants in keeping. Perls cautioned that is a very complicated genetic puzzle and ‘we’re quite a ways apart, still, in understanding what pathways are governed by these genes.’ The U.S. Study found that about 85 % of people 100 and older are women and 15 % are men. ‘Men tend to be more vunerable to mortality in age-related diseases,’ Perls said.