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British woman is first in the world to undergo gene therapy for most common form of blindness

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British woman is first in the world to undergo gene therapy for most common form of blindness

The Telegraph - By Sarah Knapton

A British woman has become the first person in the world to undergo gene therapy for the most common cause of sight loss. Surgeons at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford inserted a synthetic gene into the left eye of Janet Osborne, 80, who suffers from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Around …

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