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Best Disease Blindness Bettered By Gene Therapy

News   Mar 06, 2018 | Original Story from the University of Pennsylvania

 
Best Disease Blindness Bettered By Gene Therapy

Gene therapy successfully treated a canine version of Best disease, a blinding disorder, the effects lasting more than five years. In these images of the retina of untreated (left) and treated (right) dogs, one can see that BEST1 gene expression (in red) was restored following treatment. In addition, the threrapy restored the structure of the RPE (green layer), a layer of cells that supports the light-sensing photoreceptor cells. Credit: University of Pennsylvania

 
 
 

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