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Gene therapy tested in leftover eye tissue

Researchers in Oxford have used a new technique to test gene therapy, before trying it out on a person.

They are using small segments of eye tissue left over from operations, doing away with the need for primate testing.

Geneticist Dan Lipinski explains the process.

  • 27 Oct 2011
  • From the section Health
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