gene replacement therapy

Physicists say they’ve built an atomic laser that can work ‘forever’

A new breakthrough has enabled physicists to create an atomic beam that behaves similarly to a laser, and could theoretically last “forever.” This may finally mean that the technology is on its way to practical application, although significant limitations still exist. Nevertheless, this is a huge step forward for what is known as an “atomic …

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Clinical Challenges: Gene Replacement Therapy for Hereditary Retinal Disorders

Hereditary retinal disorders (IRDs) – a group of genetically variable disorders that lead to severe visual impairment or blindness – have long been considered incurable. Research advances over the past 20 years have made it possible for identification of more than 260 genetic mutations associated with IRDs, and studies of multiple gene replacement therapies hopes …

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