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 UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.