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Novel high-precision gene therapy to correct an eye disease in mice

Researchers from the Seoul National University (Korea) have applied for the first an improved genome-editing methodology, named prime editing to correct the genetic defects of two animal models of human disease: a liver disease (hereditary tyrosinemia) and an eye disease (Leber congenital amaurosis). This high-precision genome-editing tool, developed only two years ago by the team of David R. Liu from...

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Gene therapies open very promising scenarios for the treatment of genetic blindness

Not so far ago, a patient that was clinically diagnosed with a retinal inherited dystrophy had to face an unavoidable outcome, eventual blindness. No effective treatment to cure or halt the progression of the disease was available. This gloomy perspective has been completely upturned by the implementation of cutting edge technologies, and the future looks promising for patients and their...

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RD2018 Congress discloses new advances and upcoming therapies for Retinal Dystrophies

In September 2018 two relevant meetings related to ocular diseases, the RD2018 International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration and the ISER (International Society for Eye Research) Conference, have taken place in Ireland. In particular, the RD2018 meeting, in which the DBGen team presented two contributions, has focused on the latest advances in genetic diagnosis, disease mechanisms and therapeutic approaches of Retinal...

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