Gene Therapy for Color Blindness

Researchers have used gene therapy to restore colour vision in two adult monkeys that have been unable to distinguish between red and green hues since birth — raising the hope of curing colour blindness and other visual disorders in humans. (from Nature)

Dalton, a squirrel monkey, had gene therapy to correct his colorblindness. The image on the left is digitally altered to simulate what the scene would look like to a person (or monkey) with red-green color blindness. (NPR)

References & Links:

NPR story on gene therapy, WiredNature

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