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Lab grown 'mini eyes’ help researchers understand blindness in rare genetic condition

5 Jan 2023, 2:40 p.m.

In a world first, researchers at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health have grown ‘mini-eyes' to better understand the development of blindness in a rare genetic disease called Usher syndrome.

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GOSH researchers develop breakthrough treatment for previously incurable leukaemia

12 Dec 2022, 8:44 a.m.

In a world first, researchers at GOSH and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH) have used genetically modified cells – created using a new technique called base editing – to treat a patient with previously incurable leu…

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UK’s first gene therapy baby celebrates 21st birthday

1 Oct 2021, 3:22 p.m.

The first child to be treated in the UK with gene therapy celebrates his 21st birthday this week, twenty years after having the pioneering treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH).

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Zayed Centre for Research welcomes VIP visitors

17 Sep 2021, 4 p.m.

The Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children today welcomed a group of visitors including His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Secretary of State for Health Sajid Javid MP and the Secretary o…

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