Gene therapy research Q&As
In June 2018, the BBC aired a documentary series called 'how the NHS changed our world'. One of the episodes was filmed at Moorfields Eye Hospital and focused on a range of pioneering treatments and research being carried out here including research into using gene therapy to treat a range of eye conditions. Below are some common Q&As around this research.
What are genes?
How do genes affect sight?
What is gene therapy?
What gene therapy research is Moorfields working on?
What are the aims of gene therapy research?
What stage is the research at?
What do we hope to achieve from the research?
What has the research found?
What’s involved in the trial treatments?
Who could benefit from these treatments in the future?
Are these treatments available now?
Can I register my interest to take part in future trials?
Where can I get more information about gene therapy research and treatment?