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University of Florida Researchers Develop Gene Therapy That Could Correct a Common Form of Blindness



1/24/2012 7:26:58 AM

A new gene therapy method developed by University of Florida researchers has the potential to treat a common form of blindness that strikes both youngsters and adults. The technique works by replacing a malfunctioning gene in the eye with a normal working copy that supplies a protein necessary for light-sensitive cells in the eye to function.

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