In a paper published online in Tuesday's edition of Nature Medicine, the Florida scientists working with Jackson research scientist Bo Chang describe their use of a harmless virus to deliver corrective genes to mice with a genetic impairment that deprives them of vision. The discovery shows that it's possible to target and rescue cone cells, the most important cells for visual sharpness and color vision in people.
Gene Therapy Used to Cure Mice Blindness - New York Times
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