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@eric · 6 months ago

With engineered proteins, scientists use optogenetics for the first time to help a blind patient see again https://www.statnews.com/2021/05/24/scientists-use-optogenetics-for-first-time-to-help-blind-patient-see/

Optogenetics used for the first time to help a blind patient see again

statnews.com

published 5/24/2021

author

Megan Molteni, Rebecca Ostriker, Andrea Estes, The Boston Globe, Eric Boodman, Helen Branswell, Matthew Herper, Damian Garde

summary

The genetically modified neurons became stand-ins for the photoreceptors he had lost many years before to retinitis pigmentosa.