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Gene Therapy Restores Vision in Dogs, May Also Help Humans

Friday, May 18, 2018
Simon Petersen-Jones

A Michigan State University veterinary ophthalmologist has modified a gene therapy that reverses blindness in dogs that have a certain form of a disease known as progressive retinal…

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MSU Vet Studying Gene Therapy for Blindness in Humans, Dogs

Friday, April 6, 2018
Simon Petersen-Jones

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a genetic disorder that causes vision loss and blindness. The retina—a thin tissue that lines the back of the eyeball—has cells which are light…

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Discovery of Gene May Lead to Therapy for a Retinal Disease

Sunday, September 1, 2013
Optometrist doing sight testing for senior patient

MSU researchers publish first evidence that the gene mutation causes retinal disease—an early step toward developing treatments for blindness. One of the leading causes of inherited blindness in…

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