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CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 14, 2017
An experimental treatment sacrifices rod cell function to save cone cells in mice, preventing retinal degeneration, researchers report.
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016
A photosensitive protein behind the retinas of cockroaches plays a role in light-dependent, directional magnetosensitivity.
CRISPR Corrects Retinal Disease Mutation
Catherine Offord | Jan 28, 2016
Patient-derived stem cells containing a genetic mutation leading to blindness can be successfully edited using CRISPR/Cas9, researchers show.
Phase 3 Win for Gene Therapy
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2015
The treatment restored sight among people with an inherited visual impairment.
Redirecting Gene Therapy Restores Sight
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 17, 2015
By targeting rhodopsin genes to neurons, scientists help blind mice see.
Bionic Eye Success
Jef Akst | Jul 23, 2015
An 80-year-old man with age-related vision loss receives a retinal implant that allows him to see basic shapes.
Retinal Film Detects Light
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2014
A new light-sensitive nanotube-based film could pave the way to more flexible and durable retinal implants.
Staff | Oct 1, 2014
An overview of visual processing
The Bionic Eye
Various Researchers | Oct 1, 2014
Using the latest technologies, researchers are constructing novel prosthetic devices to restore vision in the blind.
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2014
Scientists adapt an in vivo retina recorder for ex vivo use.