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Clinical Trial Authorized in the U.S. for Emerging LCA 10 Therapy

Source: Foundation Fighting Blindness Blog – Eye on the Cure – Clinical Trial Authorized in the U.S. for Emerging LCA 10 Therapy ProQR, a biotechnology company in the Netherlands, has received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to start a Phase I/II clinical trial for its therapy…

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FFB Funding Helps Retinal Genetics Lab Secure $2 Million Investment

Source: Foundation Fighting Blindness Blog – Eye on the Cure – FFB Funding Helps Retinal Genetics Lab Secure Million Investment This is a great story of how the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) provided timely funding of $155,000 to help my lab at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD),…

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ID Your IRD: A Free Genetic Testing Program for Eligible People with Inherited Retinal Diseases

Source: Foundation Fighting Blindness Blog – Eye on the Cure – ID Your IRD: A Free Genetic Testing Program for Eligible People with Inherited Retinal Diseases Genes are like the blueprint or code for determining who we are. We all have about 23,000 pairs of genes in most cells…

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To Treat an Inherited Retinal Disease, It’s Good to Know Exactly What’s Wrong with the Gene

Source: Foundation Fighting Blindness Blog – Eye on the Cure – To Treat an Inherited Retinal Disease, It’s Good to Know Exactly What’s Wrong with the Gene In simple terms, genes are like recipes for making proteins. All the cells in our bodies “read” genetic information so they can…

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