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Penn receives prestigious national award for breakthrough in gene therapy
Date:4/19/2013

vestment in basic science and clinical research.

"These patients, once rendered blind by LCA, have had their lives transformed and their vision restored by this team's efforts to further gene therapy research," said Joan O'Brien, MD, chair of the department of Ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute at Penn Medicine. "The groundbreaking work sets the stage for the treatment of numerous other blinding conditions, but is also a shining example of what scientists with NIH resources can accomplish for the betterment of humanity."


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Contact: Katie Delach
katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5964
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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