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Explore how the shapes of the proteins and nucleic acids in the PDB are vital to the study of science and medicine with these resources below. The Looking at Structures feature will help researchers and educators interested in how to understand PDB data, visualize structures, read coordinate files, and interpret potential challenges.
A few years ago, a clinical trial began in France in the hope of curing children with a type of genetic immune deficiency called SCID-X1. Children with this disease have a defective gene, called gamma-c, which prevents a subset of the cells of the immune system from forming, and predisposes the children to life-threatening infections. In an attempt to cure the children—who would otherwise die at a young age—physicians used gene therapy to provide them with normal gamma-c genes.
Gene therapy success 'reverses' blindness