Human embryonic stem cells attempted to treat blindness

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    Synthetic retina grown from embryonic stem cells...
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    Procedure Could Reverse Common Form of Blindness
    July 22, 2013 > Scientists have taken a major step toward potentially reversing a common form of blindness.
     
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    Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'Bionic Eye'...
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    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'
    23 Apr.`14 — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
     
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    FDA Panel Considers Gene Therapy for Blindness...
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    Seeing Hope: FDA Panel Considers Gene Therapy for Blindness
    October 09, 2017 - A girl saw her mother's face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. A teen walked onto a stage and watched the stunned expressions of celebrity judges as he wowed America's Got Talent. Caroline, Cole, Christian. All had mere glimmers of vision and were destined to lose even that because of an inherited eye disease with no treatment or cure. Until now.

     
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    New Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness Wins US Approval...
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    Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness Wins US Approval
    December 19, 2017 | WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials on Tuesday approved the nation's first gene therapy for an inherited, rare form of blindness, marking another major advance for the emerging field of genetic medicine.
     

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