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Curing Myopia Through Gene Therapy

My final project for biotech.
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Amy Rodearmel

on 2 May 2016

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Curing Myopia Through Gene Therapy
By: Amy Rodearmel, P3
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Problem?
Works Cited
Picture Sources
Scientific Process
Myopia affects 30% of Americans.

Out of those with myopia, 30% have "high myopia" which can cause glaucoma and retinal detachments.
My Idea for a Cure
Current Treatments:
Replace the genes responsible for myopia with the segment of human DNA that enables normal vision using gene therapy.
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