Wow, do we live in an age of miracles or what.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
1 shot of gene therapy and children with congenital blindness can now see | Science Codex: "Born with a retinal disease that made him legally blind, and would eventually leave him totally sightless, the nine-year-old boy used to sit in the back of the classroom, relying on the large print on an electronic screen and assisted by teacher aides. Now, after a single injection of genes that produce light-sensitive pigments in the back of his eye, he sits in front with classmates and participates in class without extra help. In the playground, he joins his classmates in playing his first game of softball."