Identification and Correction of Mechanisms Underlying Inherited Blindness in Human iPSC-Derived Optic Cups

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Parfitt et al. derived human 3D optic cup organoids to model LCA, a retinal dystrophy associated with aberrant CEP290 splicing leading to cilia defects. Retinal-specific defects result from higher aberrant CEP290 splicing in photoreceptors versus other cells, and treating cups with an antisense oligonucleotide restored CEP290 protein, function, and ciliation.

from Cell Stem Cell http://ift.tt/1S9I7r7
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN

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