The Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC) has partnered with InformedDNA to provide genetic counseling and genetic testing to males between the ages of 13-50 years diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Eligible individuals receive genetic counseling and RPGR gene testing at no cost.
Following genetic testing, individuals may be invited to be screened as a possible participant in the Scenic Clinical Trial Program. The multicenter study will assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of AGTC-501, an investigational gene therapy designed to replace the mutated RPGR gene that causes X-linked RP.
The genetic counselors at InformedDNA working on this program are highly trained in ophthalmology genetics. Our appointments occur over the phone, so family members or friends may participate in the call, regardless of location. Appointments are available during usual business hours as well as evenings and weekends.
At the initial appointment, the genetic counselor will:
The genetic counselor will coordinate the test order and at-home sample collection
At the post-test appointment, the genetic counselor will: