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Doctors Test Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness


5/1/2007 12:00:47 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - A team of British doctors has carried out the world's first eye operations using gene therapy to try to cure a serious sight disorder, officials said on Tuesday. The group from Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London (UCL) has operated on a small number of young adults with Leber's congenital amaurosis, a type of inherited childhood blindness caused by a single abnormal gene.

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