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Man’s new best friend: What cats can teach us about human genetics and precision medicine

Although cats have lived alongside humans for millennia, it remains a dogs’ world. This bias has historically bled into science as well. It’s time for cats to get their day, argues veterinary medicine expert Leslie Lyons in a Forum published July 28 in the journal Trends in Genetics. Cats, she says, have the potential to… Read More »

Blind Man’s Sight Partially Restored with ‘Optogenetics’ Gene Therapy

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Matter Scientists Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight With New Gene Therapy Using a technique called optogenetics, researchers added light-sensitive proteins to the man’s retina, giving him a blurry view of objects. In an experiment, a 58-year-old volunteer with a genetic form… Read More »