Paper Boys

Episode 22

Can an LED control your nervous system?

A new field called Optogenetics could revolutionize human gene therapy.

Optogenetics is a breakthrough technology that you may not have heard of. So what exactly is it and how might it change our future? James brings in a paper about rat incontinence that could spell great advances for future humans.

Check out the original paper in Nature here and the Science News article here.

And the video about using light to turn on mice’s killer instinct here.

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