Mass. Eye and Ear performs first FDA-approved gene therapy procedure for inherited diseaseMarch 20, 2018
Massachusetts Eye and Ear made medical history on Tuesday by performing the first post-FDA approval gene therapy for patients with a form of inherited blindness. The occasion marks the beginning of a new era in medicine, as it is the first time any FDA-approved gene therapy has been given to a patient for any inherited disease. The treatment,... Read More
National School WalkoutMarch 20, 2018
Some members of the OGI (including Dr. Pierce who served as the photographer) were able to join the National School Walkout this morning to remember victims of gun violence and support more stringent gun controls.
CRISPR trick in mice points the way to possible treatments for inherited diseasesMarch 8, 2018
With the power of the genome-editing tool CRISPR on display, scientists around the world have been hard at work in recent years — developing CRISPR-based therapies that may one day edit disease-causing mutations in our DNA for the treatment of inherited disorders. But there are still great challenges with this powerful tool, and... Read More