Changing the Channel
A quest to tackle LCA emphasizes the essence of precision medicine
Phoebe Harkin | | Quick Read
Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) affects up to one in every 30,000 children. The result of mutations in as many as 20 genes encoding retina specific proteins, LCA causes severe visual impairment and is incurable. Working towards a solution, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have found two possible ways to correct KCNJ13 – the mutant gene behind LCA16 (1).
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