Support Cure for Colorblindness Research


Target: Thomas Chalberg, CEO of Avalanche and Jay and Maureen Neitz, Scientists

Goal: Support a research team working on developing a cure for colorblindness in humans.

Recently, a biotech company and two scientists joined forces to work on developing an effective cure for colorblindness. The team aims to treat colorblindness in experimental patients in the next one to two years. Colorblindness is a usually genetically-passed mutation, and the team plans to utilize gene therapy for their work. If a cure is found through this research, it would help millions of people with colorblindness around the world.

Colorblindness, which currently does not have a cure, affects approximately one in twelve men and one in two hundred women in the world. Colorblind individuals can only see around one percent of the colors of what individuals with normal vision see. Many limitations are associated with colorblindness, including career limitations, hazardous driving effects, and general depression. Some individuals who wish to work as electricians or pilots are not able to pursue their dreams due to the necessity of distinguishing between colors in these professions.

A major step toward finding a cure for colorblindness was made six years ago when two vision research scientists, Jay and Maureen Neitz, made a breakthrough when they cured a prevalent form of colorblindness in squirrel monkeys. These two scientists teamed up with Avalanche, which is a biotechnology company that aims to discover and develop gene therapy to treat individuals afflicted with sight-threatening diseases. The researchers hope to implement the work they did with the colorblind squirrel monkeys to work on curing human colorblindness.

Please sign the petition below to support this revolutionary research on colorblindness that this research team is working on. Colorblindness affects numerous individuals throughout the world, and a cure for their colorblindness would be very beneficial to them.


Dear  Thomas Chalberg, Jay Neitz, and Maureen Neitz,

Colorblindness affects millions of people in the world, and yet, there is no cure for it. People with colorblindness are often limited in various ways, including not being able to pursue certain career paths and in some cases, not being able to drive at night. These debilitating effects of colorblindness may make life very difficult for individuals with colorblindness, and your research in discovering a cure for colorblindness will certainly enhance these individuals’ lives in various ways.

Thank you for the great work you decided to undertake as a team, in researching a cure for colorblindness. I look forward to hearing about further advancements of your work.


[Your Name Here]

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