Episode 34 – Gene Therapy for Colorblind Monkeys


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Dalton

Our guest this week is Dr. Jay Neitz from the department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington, Seattle.  Dr. Neitz and his research team successfully used gene therapy to replace a faulty gene responsible for red-green colorblindness in adult male squirrel monkeys.  We talk with Dr. Neitz about his experiment, its implications for gene therapy in humans and the process of science that led him to this breakthrough.

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Direct download: LOL34.mp3