Color Blindness Therapy

After receiving injections of genes that produce color-detecting proteins, two color-blind monkeys have seen red and green for the first time

Image from Wired.com (link)

“We said it was possible to give an adult monkey with a model of human red-green color blindness the retina of a person with normal color vision. Every single person I talked to said, absolutely not,” said study co-author Jay Neitz, a University of Washington ophthalmologist. “And almost every unsolved vision defect out there has this component in one way or another, where the ability to translate light into a gene signal is involved.” (from Wired)

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