Correcting night blindness in dogs

Researchers in the School of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues have developed a gene therapy that restores dim-light vision in dogs with a congenital form of night blindness, offering hope for treating a similar condition in people.

Katherine Unger Baillie

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Jerusalem Post

American scientists make progress in decoding the genetics of insomnia

A co-authored study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has identified a new genetic pathway involved in regulating sleep from fruit flies to humans.



Huge genomic study shows varicose veins’ links to height and weight

A study by Michael Levin of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and colleagues found that genomic regions associated with height and obesity were linked to high risk of varicose veins.


The Washington Post

Another Crispr first: New treatment wipes out teen’s cancer

Bruce Levine of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the latest results of Crispr gene editing in a cancer patient have showcased the best possible clinical outcome thus far.


Philadelphia Inquirer

These Philly award-winners tackle problems from inside the brain to outer space

Nancy Bonini of the School of Arts & Sciences is lauded for her work studying Parkinson’s and other brain diseases by probing fruit fly genes.


Chicago Tribune

One in 10 people in the U.S. have a rare disease. These three Chicagoland residents are on their own journey with a rare condition

According to the RVCL Research Center at the Perelman School of Medicine, there are fewer than 200 known people and 50 families in the world with the genetic disorder RVCL.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Pennsylvania lags in innovation-based jobs despite having all ingredients for success, report finds

The University of Pennsylvania is noted as an academic institution advancing important innovations, particularly in gene therapy research.