Keyword: Retinitis Pigmentosa

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Salk scientists use new gene editing approach to restore sight in rats

The gene-editing approach called CRISPR-Cas9 has been grabbing headlines for its potential to address diseases ranging from cancer to sickle cell disease—but scientists at the Salk Institute may have found a way to improve upon the technology. And they’ve shown it could hold promise for restoring some sight in adults who are blind.