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Stem Cells for Treating Blinding Disorders

Special | 1h 5m 22s

David Gamm, Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute at UW-Madison, explains how pluripotent stem cells can be genetically engineered into photo receptor cells and then used in the treatment of degenerative diseases of the retina and the eye. Gamm examines the challenges that need to be addressed before the technology can be used as a significant source for restoring vision.

Aired: 02/08/17

Rating: TV-G

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