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First CRISPR study inside the body to start in US

Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to...

First CRISPR study inside the body to start in US

Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to...

Cataract treatment inventor Dr. Patricia Smith dies at 76

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after...

Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

WASHINGTON (AP) - A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000 per patient, making it one of the most expensive medicines in...

Gene therapy for rare form of blindness wins US approval

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials on Tuesday approved the nation's first gene therapy for an inherited disease, a treatment that improves the sight...

Hulu sued for not offering audio service for blind customers

BOSTON (AP) - Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps...

FDA advisers endorse gene therapy to treat form of blindness

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - A potentially groundbreaking treatment for a rare form of blindness moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday, as...

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

A girl saw her mother's face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew...