Genetic engineering will restore completely lost vision
Genetic engineering will restore completely lost vision

Genetic engineering will restore completely lost vision

Genetic engineering will restore completely lost vision Modern ophthalmology allows you to eliminate certain visual defects: from hyperopia or nearsightedness to amblyopia, lazy eye syndrome. However, for people who have completely lost their vision, the problem seemed insoluble. Developments by Russian scientists have shown that using genetic engineering, it is possible to overcome blindness. An innovative technology was proposed by a group of specialists from Moscow State University, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The idea of the method is to use gene modification for individual eye cells responsible for the creation of a photosensitive protein. The gene is transported into the cell by a special virus, artificially deprived of the ability to reproduce. The new method was described by the project manager, neurophysiologist Pavel Balaban. He said that scientists were able to “plant” a gene synthesizing a photosensitive protein into a cell. As a result, any cell can turn into a photosensitive one. According to statistics, almost 90% of the blind have a healthy, normally functioning optic nerve. The problem is the lack of sensitivity in the cells of the eye, which gets the reflected image. The restoration of the photosensitivity of these cells will return blindness to people. Генная инженерия возвратит полностью утраченное зрение (2 фото) At the moment, the first stage of testing the methodology is completed. In the years 2021-2022, scientists plan to conduct the first clinical trials of genetic research on the project VZOR (\

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