Moorfields is part of a prime time BBC2 documentary, ‘DNA Family Secrets’, where Stacey Dooley helps people to find answers to life-changing questions through a DNA test.
Our episode, (airing at 9pm on Tuesday 16 March 2021), follows a young Moorfields patient, Leonardo, and his family as they discover whether gene therapy could help him with his sight loss. The programme follows the family as they undergo genetic testing in Professor Mariya Moosajee’s clinic at Moorfields City Road and his subsequent treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Professor Mariya Moosajee, consultant ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Moorfields Private commented: “This programme captures the hope I have for all of my patients, arriving at a genetic diagnosis where a gene therapy exists that actually helps to prevent further sight loss. I am delighted to be able to share such a remarkable patient story with the nation. This programme will hopefully help other families like Leonardo’s to understand genetic eye conditions and what help is available to them.”
This is a short trailer for the programme.
It will be on BBC2 at 9pm on Tuesday 16 March 2021 and will be available on BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast.