Induced stem cells used to heal eye-related diseases | David Sinclair
Gene therapy using stem cells is a widely-used treatment for adeno-associated virus, or AAV, a mild, non-pathogenic eye infection common to humans and other primates. Future uses of gene therapy include treatment of other eye conditions such as glaucoma and age-related blindness in mice. In this clip, Dr. Rhonda Patrick describes a study in which stem cell-derived retinal cells were used to treat macular degeneration in a human.
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