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May 3, 2010

President Amy Gutmann is cited as the chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission.

Article Source: Genome Technology

Should Laws Push for Organ Donation?

May 2, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says “presumed consent” would help to increase organ donation.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn Study Maps Road to Cure for Inherited Eye Diseases

May 2, 2010

Eric Pierce of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on treating inherited blindness.

Article Source: Spirit of India

The Cost of Lost Shut-Eye

May 2, 2010

Siobhan Banks of the School of Medicine says sleep deprivation can affect weight gain.

Article Source: Men’s Health

$1,000 Personal Genome Coming: Are We Ready?

April 30, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says genetic and environmental factors must be weighed equally when confronting disease.

Article Source: WebMD

Gene Therapy Cures Canines of Inherited Form of Day Blindness

April 22, 2010

András Komáromy of the School of Veterinary Medicine and fellow researchers use gene therapy to treat blindness.

Article Source: ScienceDaily

The 2010 TIME 100

April 29, 2010

Edna Foa of the School of Medicine is named one of Time Magazine’s “100 people who most affect our world.”

Article Source: Time

11 to Receive Benjamin Franklin Medals

April 29, 2010

Peter Nowell of the School of Medicine receives the Benjamin Franklin Medal for his cancer research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Looking for Live Liver Donors, Desperate Patients Ask the Public for Help

April 29, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses “stranger implants.”

Article Source: Chicago Tribune
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604April 29, 2010

Gene Therapy Success Sets Stage for New Treatments for Inherited Blindness, Penn Veterinary Researchers Say

PHILADELPHIA –- Veterinary vision scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have safely and successfully used a viral vector in targeting a class of photoreceptors of the retina called rods, a critical first step in developing gene therapies for inherited blindness caused by rod degeneration.