Gene therapy and CRISPR strategies for curing blindness (Yes, you read that right)

Strategies to cure various types of blindness are looking more plausible after a series of recent breakthroughs using gene editing and gene therapy.

Hemant Khanna, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Massachusetts Medical School • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  gene-therapy  blindness  gene-editing  vision  infrared  eye  crisprcas

How the Hubble Space Telescope opened our eyes to the first galaxies of the universe

Thirty years ago the Hubble Space Telescope began snapping photos of distant stars, providing a time machine that has taken astronomers back to when the universe was less than a billion years old.

Rodger I. Thompson, Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  astronomy  nasa  hubble-space-telescope  james-webb-telescope  infrared  universe-expansion  star-formation  galaxies

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