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04 March 2010

Gene therapy offers hope for rare retinal condition (The Dana Foundation Website - 7 December 2009)

Dana_logo A one-shot gene therapy may offer sight to children with a rare retinal condition called Leber's congenital amaurosis.  A recent clinical trial of the therapy showed remarkable success.

Excerpt:

Three years ago, when nine-year-old Corey Haas was first diagnosed with Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA), a rare form of retinal degenerative disease, his parents weren’t given a hopeful prognosis regarding his vision...

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