Maureen and Jay Neitz of the University of Washington have developed a cure for one of the most common genetic disorders in the world.
Using virus-based gene therapy, the couple's cure for colorblindness is showing great results in their monkey subjects. As described in the following video by Science Friday, these monkeys have shown remarkable improvements in deciphering certain colors following treatment. Watch:
Colorblindness is one of the most common genetic disorders. In the United States alone, roughly 10.5 million men or 7% of the male population have some form of red-green color deficiency.
Although there are many different forms of colorblindness, the.research and advances by Maureen and Jay Neitz offer hope for millions.