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Genome surgery to prevent blindness

Genome surgery to prevent blindness

John Doe 15/03/2017 0
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects a site at the back of the eye, called the macula, on the retina. It causes vision to become blurred, distorted and a black spot appears in the center of the eyesight.   It is estimated that almost one in every ten people over 65 has some signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and its prevalence is likely to increase as a consequence of the aging population. AMD is a form of blindness, common in Caucasians, which causes distorted vision and blind spots. Scientists at the Center for Genome Engineering, within the Institute for Basic Sc...
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