NIH-funded researchers restored sight in mice by turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells. The study offers a new path to modeling eye disease and advancing therapies.

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In this image: Three months after transplantation, immunofluorescence studies confirmed the survival of the chemically induced photoreceptor-like cells (green). They also show the integration of the cells into the layers of the mouse retina.

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Credit: Sai Chavala, M.D., CIRC Therapeutics
NIH support from: National Eye Institute

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