Press Release about Jean Bennett’s work on LCA

October 24th, 2009 by admin

PHILADELPHIA Maguire_High_Bennett_vector(2009 Press Release)– Born with a retinal disease that made him legally blind, and would eventually leave him totally sightless, the nine-year-old boy used to sit in the back of the classroom, relying on the large print on an electronic screen and assisted by teacher aides. Now, after a single injection of genes that produce light-sensitive pigments in the back of his eye, he sits in front with classmates and participates in class without extra help. In the playground, he joins his classmates in playing his first game of softball.  Read the Press Release Here