An Experimental Gene Therapy Uses Viruses to Stop Age-Related Blindness

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They say you don’t fight fire with fire. However, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Maryland have found that sometimes a virus may be the best weapon against a disease. Their study has been published in The Lancet

The researchers were looking for ways to treat a particular type of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) known as a wet AMD. It’s a rare and more severe form of the disease, affecting just 10 percent of all AMD patients, and it causes new blood vessels to grow under the retina, which then leak blood and fluid into the eye, leading Lees verder

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