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.

In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.