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Researchers develop gene therapy that could correct a common form of blindness
Date:1/23/2012

where they were needed, and not to any other places in the body. The study gave a good approximation of how the gene therapy might work in humans.

"The results are encouraging and the rescue of the damaged photoreceptor cells is quite convincing," said Flannery, who is on the scientific advisory board of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which provided some funding for the study. "Since this type of study is often the step before applying a treatment to human patients, showing that it works is critical."

The researchers plan to repeat their studies on a larger scale over a longer term, and make a version of the virus that proves to be safe in humans. Once that is achieved, a pharmaceutical grade of the virus would have to be produced and tested before moving into clinical trials in humans. The researchers will be able to use much of the technology they have already developed and used successfully to restore vision.


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