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A news conference will be held at the Broward County Convention Center, Room 114 (near the main entrance) on Sunday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. There will be call-in capability at 1-800-791-2345. The TeleConference code is 67477. For more information on the news conference, please call Marc Kaplan, director of communications, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (215) 285-7540.

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Retina of LCA patient and normal retina

Retina of LCA Patient (pre-injection) and a Normal Retina (detailed caption)

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Video stills from subretinal injection in LCA gene therapy

Photos of the Subretinal Injection Procedure (detailed caption)


Dr. Jean Bennett and Dr. Albert Maguire at work in the lab

Jean Bennett and Albert Maguire at Work in the Lab

Photo credit: Daniel Burke Photography

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Jean Bennet and Albert Maguire together

Married Researchers Jean Bennett and Al Maguire

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Dr. Katherine High

Dr. Katherine High

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