|Dataset||GAD Gene-Disease Associations|
|Category||disease or phenotype associations|
|Description||The 2nd cranial nerve. The optic nerve conveys visual information from the retina to the brain. The nerve carries the axons of the retinal ganglion cells which sort at the optic chiasm and continue via the optic tracts to the brain. The largest projection is to the lateral geniculate nuclei; other important targets include the superior colliculi and the suprachiasmatic nuclei. Though known as the second cranial nerve, it is considered part of the central nervous system. (Experimental Factor Ontology, EFO_0004258)|
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2 genes associated with the disease optic nerve in GWAS and other genetic association datasets from the GAD Gene-Disease Associations dataset.