An article in the March 16, 2019 issue of Interesting Engineering features the success by researchers at UC Berkeley after introducing genes into blind mice. According to the article’s author, Taylor Donovan, “treatments for any sort of retrial degeneration are extremely limited,” making this discovery that much more impactful. Gene Therapy is proving to be the solution for abating Macular Degeneration or forms of retinal degenerative disease resulting from a fall or other dramatic injury. Treatments for
Within several months, the newly healed mice were able to see motion, fine detail and a wide range of brightness changes. For a person, this means being able to read and participate fully in social activities.
The best news is that this gene therapy should be available to all of us within three years