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New gene therapy restores night vision in people with hereditary eye disease

Two people with a rare heredity eye disorder have recovered their night vision through an experimental gene therapy, researchers say.

These two people are part of an ongoing clinical trial (opens in new tab) testing the safety and effectiveness of the new gene therapy, the research team wrote in a report published in October in the journal iScience (opens in new tab). These and additional studies will need to be completed before the therapy can be approved for widespread use, but these early data indicate that the treatment could produce “remarkable gains” in patients’ night vision, the scientists wrote.

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