US researchers find cure for color blindness

US researchers find cure

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 17, 2009 15:13

A team of researchers in the US have found a cure for a common type of color blindness. Nature Magazine reported Thursday that the team successfully treated two male squirrel monkeys with red-green color blindness, a disorder affecting one in 12 men in the US. One of the latest breakthroughs in the field of gene therapy, the treatment involves an injection of a viral vector containing modified genes into an area behind the retina of the eyes. The magazine did not report when the therapy would become commercially available.


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