Tag Archives: ophthalmology

Seeking a Second, More Specialized,
Opinion for a Rare Genetic Disease

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Tweet Guest post, by Ricki Lewis Ricki Lewis is a geneticist and science writer. St. Martin’s Press just published “The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It.” Ricki’s textbook Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications, from McGraw-Hill Higher Education, … Continue reading

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What the Macular Degeneration Drug Trial Means

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Tweet Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. The advanced form of the disease affects 1.6 million people in the United States.  That’s why results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that … Continue reading

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