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Mutations underlying hereditary cataracts in two families impair the function of an enzyme that synthesizes the lens molecule lanosterol. The finding may lead to non-surgical prevention and treatment of cataracts. See Letter p.607

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Hejtmancik, J. Cataracts dissolved. Nature 523, 540–541 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14629

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