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How to explain CRISPR to your Mom (a Radiolab podcast in which CRISPR is explained simply and accurately)

from BENTHAM INSIGHT

Recently Published Issue of the Journal in Current Gene Therapy

Recently Published Issue of the Journal in Current Gene Therapy

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from the Guardian

Surgeons use robot to operate inside eye in world first

#Therapy #NHS Surgeons use robot to operate inside eye in world first Photograph: Oxford University Hospitals NHS/PA ... MacLaren said: “This will help to develop novel surgical treatments for blindness, such as gene therapy and stem cells, which need to be inserted under the retina with a high degree of precision.” The ... https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/10/robot-eye-operation-world-first-oxford-john-radcliffe

Retinitis Pigmentosa is a genetic disorder where the rod and cone cells of the retina slowly die off. As this happens the field of view becomes narrower and narrower, leaving a person blind. There is no cure. Current research in stem cell therapy and gene therapy may lead to new treatments.

from NPR.org

University And Biotech Firm Team Up On Colorblindness Therapy

Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure…

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative: 'Genetic or pharmacological intervention can reverse signs of autism in mouse models of fragile X and Rett syndrome. Adult as well as developing animals have shown this reversal, offering hope for gene therapy and pharmacological intervention.'