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Sight Restored to Blind with Gene Therapy

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 4 years ago

Biotech 0

An anonymous reader writes "Looks like we found a cure for genetic blindness. This gene therapy treatment increases both cone and rod photoreceptor-based vision. These engineered viruses are implanted to do our bidding to restore vision. Clinical trials proved the therapy and didn't find any notable side effects. Crazy huh?

Scientific Abstract from Clinical Trial — http://nejm.highwire.org/cgi/content/abstract/NEJMoa0802268v1
Scientific Abstract for the Therapy — http://www.pnas.org/content/105/39/15112.abstract
Full Scientific Paper for the Therapy — http://www.pnas.org/content/102/17/6177.full.pdf

Video feature on ABC — http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=4738923"

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