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Tufts doctors raise funding for start-up working on treatment for age-related blindness

Hemera Biosciences, a Boston start-up company working on a treatment for age-related blindness, has raised $3.8 million from investors to pursue its gene therapy for the affliction.

Age-related macular degeneration typically affects people over age 55 and is the leading cause of blindness in the United States and Europe, according to groups that advocate for the blind. Approximately 8 million Americans have a form of the disease, the company said.

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