Andy HartParticipant Panel member
Uniquely in his family, Andy was identified as having a degenerative eyesight condition in 1958. Today he is blind and there are three more family members affected.
Since the early 1970s, alongside working in the computer field, he has been attempting to find the cause of the condition. He joined the 100,000 genome project andhaving decided to input his real life experiences of diagnosis, he joined the Panel in 2016.
His family now know the genetic cause of the condition and by having ‘skin in the game’ they are more aware of potential paths leading to a therapy.