New gene-delivery system can stop hereditary blindness, says study

by on May 11, 2017

According to a new study, a new gene-delivery system for an inherited form of blindness shows promise. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed gene-carrying nanoparticles that home in on target cells and prevent vision loss in mice with a human form of Leber congenital amaurosis. The condition is one of the most common causes of blindness in children, according to the National Institutes of Health, affecting two to three of every 100,000 newborns. Though… – Sport News

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