Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Gene Therapy trial for blindness now and for Hearing tomorrow ?

hi people

How are you today / tonight ?

Well I wish to share good news . Gene therapy has moved into human trials for blindness. I read at least three gene delivery vehicles are being tested.

It means somehow the scientists are able to overcome some really big obstacles, like how to prevent cancer tumours from forming & how to prevent our own immune system from attacking the invaders, both the vehicles and the healing agents they carry.

A day will come when the vehicles can carry the hair cells generating Atoh1 gene into our inner ear and filled our cochlea with functioning hair cells again !