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To help mitigate complications, Spark is rolling out several programs to spread out the cost over the years or give rebates to payers if the benefits wane with time. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A transformative genetic treatment for a rare, inherited form of blindness will come with a price tag of of $425,000 per eye, or $850,000 for both, said Spark Therapeutics Inc., the tiny biotechnology company that is bringing the therapy to market.

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