GENES: Gene therapy may restore sight to the blind

From: Max More (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 23:27:59 MDT

Another delightful use of genetic technology to cure debilitating problems
in humans and animals. Perhaps as more and more of these reports appear,
the critics of genetic technologies will mellow out, or be largely ignored
(except when they have some specific, well-reasoned objection to a
particular application).


Gene therapy restores vision in blind dogs
Feat could lead to human treatments
By Malcolm Ritter

April 27 Using gene therapy, scientists have restored vision in dogs with
a version of a rare disease that blinds human infants. The work may lead to
treatments for several genetic forms of blindness.


Max More, Ph.D. or
President, Extropy Institute.
Senior Content Architect, ManyWorlds Inc.:
Chair, Extro-5: Shaping Things to Come,

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