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New gene therapy restores night vision in people with inherited eye disorder

Two people with a rare heritage eye had their night vision restored thanks to experimental gene therapy, according to researchers.

These two people are part of a clinical test (opens in a new tab) test the safety and efficacy of the new gene therapy, the research team wrote in a report published in October in the journal iScience (opens in a new tab). These and other trials will need to be completed before the therapy can be approved for widespread use, but these early data suggest the treatment can stimulate “remarkable gains” in patients’ night vision, the scientists wrote.

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