Katherine A. High

Oct. 30, 2009

Gene Therapy and Blindness

With just one injection of an experimental gene therapy treatment, doctors have been able to significantly improve the sight of 12 individuals born with a rare congenital vision disorder called Leber's congenital amaurosis.

vision, eye, blindness, gene therapy, genetics

May. 02, 2008

Gene Therapy for Blindness

Researchers report some success in using a gene therapy technique to treat one form of congenital blindness. We'll talk about the research.

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