President Amy Gutmann is cited as the chair of President Obama’s bioethics commission.
Health & Medicine
Eric Pierce of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on treating inherited blindness.
András Komáromy of the School of Veterinary Medicine and fellow researchers use gene therapy to treat blindness.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses “stranger implants.”
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.