Gene Therapy ‘Reverses Hereditary Blindness’

Awesome. And just in time for the Grade 11 Genetics unit!

Here’s the NewScientist article. And here’s an old one about gene therapy treating deafness.

Here is an article from the Guardian’s Science section that sums it up nicely.

Learn.Genetics @ Utah has loads of gene therapy interactives to learn more.

And for the hard-of-researching, here is the gene therapy wikipedia page.

Exciting times we live in.

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About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on April 28, 2008, in 04 Genetics, DNA, Ethics, Gene Transfer, Human Health & Physiology (Core & AHL), Medical, New Scientist and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is Great stuff Steve thanks for all the resources, students here are on to them now

  2. Haha, we meet again in cyberspace. Thanks for the feedback – if you see any howlers, please let me know and I’ll fix them.

    If you’re still on Facebook, here’s a group worth looking at:
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=11844277875
    “You’re having a graph…”

    Over the summer I’m planning to move the lab bank to wikispaces and add a few more ideas.

    Good luck with this year’s DP cohort.

    Steve.

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