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2012-05-04 23:02:57

The breakthrough genetic test designed to meet FAA and US Air Force requirements is set for release at the Aerospace Medical Association in May. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) May 04, 2012 Genevolve Vision Diagnostics is launching its military grade genetic test for all major forms of congenital color blindness at the Aerospace Medical Association annual event May 13th-15th in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the first totally objective color vision test that can consistently separate colorblind...

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2009-09-17 06:35:00

Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of Florida have used gene therapy to cure two adult monkeys of color blindness, successfully restoring full color vision to the animals. Scientists had previously believed it was not possible to manipulate the adult brain in such a way, and that adding new sensory information, such as the visual receptors necessary for perfect color vision, could only be done during the earliest years of life, when the brain is at its most...

2009-09-16 14:55:25

U.S. scientists say gene therapy used to cure colorblindness in two squirrel monkeys might lead to similar treatments to cure adult human vision disorders. Researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Washington said their new gene therapy has the potential to treat human disorders involving cone cells in the eyes. Colorblindness, they noted, is the most common genetic disorder occurring in humans We've added red sensitivity to cone cells in animals that are born with a...