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Biotech Battles Blindness: Two Unique Breakthroughs

X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa: Gene Therapy Shows Promise

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Gene therapy scored another success this week, at least in the preclinical arena, with a report that scientists were able to use gene therapy to improve the structure and electrical function of both photoreceptor cells and the cells they connect to in dogs with the degenerative eye disease X-linked retinitis pigmentosa.

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