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Retinal gene therapy research is bringing hope to the inherited retinal disease (IRD) community.


Finally. Help with genetic testing.

Spark Therapeutics now offers a free gene testing initiative, designed to identify the genetic mutation responsible for certain inherited retinal diseases. Find out if you may be eligible. Participation in the initiative is subject to the terms and conditions of the initiative.

Viral vector

The role of the viral vector in today’s gene therapy research.

Scientists in the field of gene therapy research are working to deliver a functioning gene into the retina of the human eye, using viruses as the transporter of that gene. The viral vector is the microscopic powerhouse that holds tremendous promise in these efforts—and something you will want to know about!


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