Amazing Things Podcast

Jean Bennett: A Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness

March 05, 2018
Amazing Things Podcast
Jean Bennett: A Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness
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Amazing Things Podcast
Jean Bennett: A Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness
Mar 05, 2018
United For Medical Research
Gene Therapy to Treat Blindness
Show Notes
Hear the story of the first gene therapy approved in the United States to target a disease caused by mutations in a specific gene. In this case, the RPE65 gene, which affects vision. For Dr. Jean Bennett, the physician scientist behind this medical breakthrough, being able to change the prognosis for people who are blind or losing their vision — and to see the profound impact that this has on their life — has been a career well spent.

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