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Gene Therapy Offers Hope for Severe Hereditary Eye Disease
Date:10/24/2009

t of whether the treatment alters the natural progression of the retinal degeneration will be possible in follow-up studies," they added.

"The success of this gene therapy study in children provides the foundation for gene therapy approaches to the treatment of other forms of LCA and of additional early onset retinal diseases," the researchers concluded.

The study is published in the Oct. 24 online edition and in an upcoming print issue of The Lancet.

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The U.S. National Eye Institute has more about gene therapy for LCA.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: The Lancet, news release, Oct. 24, 2009


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