Ocular gene transfer in the spotlight: implications of newspaper content for clinical communications

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BACKGROUND Ocular gene transfer clinical trials are raising hopes for blindness treatments and attracting media attention. News media provide an accessible health information source for patients and the public, but are often criticized for overemphasizing benefits and underplaying risks of novel biomedical interventions. Overly optimistic portrayals of… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6939-15-58

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