blindness

The therapy treats a form of childhood blindness and, if approved, would be the first approved gene therapy in the US.

To the Committee

US Food and Drug Administration advisors are to weigh gene therapy for blindness, according to Reuters.

Researchers describe a rare genetic disorder that leads to deafness, blindness, and albinism, that's more likely among children of deaf parents, the Washington Post reports.

Researchers have sequenced and analyzed more than 50 feral and domestic cats in search of genetic variants involved in specific physical features and forms of disease. 

Researchers find that a woman's genetic risk for age-related macular degeneration is influenced by lifestyle factors.

Avellino Laboratory, a South Korean and Japanese company offering genetic testing for a disorder called avellino corneal dystrophy, has received CLIA certification to test patients in the US to determine whether they are carriers for ACD and should therefore avoid LASIK and other

By Monica Heger
This study was originally published Feb. 7.

The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.