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Gene Editing Treatment Restores Vision in 11-Year-Old

An 11-year-old boy from Detroit recently underwent a groundbreaking gene-editing treatment to restore his vision. Jacob Peckham, who was born with Retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye condition, became one of the first individuals in the world to try this experimental procedure.

Procedure Details

The treatment involved a delicate procedure where a needle was inserted into Jacob's eye. Despite the initial fear, Jacob's excitement stemmed from the possibility of helping others with the same condition.

Positive Outcomes

Since the surgery, Jacob's vision has significantly improved. He can now see farther and clearer, allowing him to experience the world better.

Medical Milestone

Jacob's case represents a medical milestone, demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in addressing inherited blindness, even in children.

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