Induced pluripotent stem cells and retinal degeneration treatment

@article{Yang2013InducedPS,
  title={Induced pluripotent stem cells and retinal degeneration treatment},
  author={Jin Yang and Eva Nong and Stephen H. Tsang},
  journal={Expert Review of Ophthalmology},
  year={2013},
  volume={8},
  pages={5 - 8}
}
Lesions of the retinal pigment epithelium and photoreceptors lead to different kinds of retinal dystrophies, which are characterized by the grade of visual loss and the character of retinal atrophy. Some of these disorders are single-gene mutations, while others are polygenic with associated environmental factors. In the past, animal models, gene therapy and embryonic stem (ES) cells have been used to study and provide treatment. However, these methods have their limitations. Recently, the… 

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