OK, OK, this is probably something you shouldn’t try on yourself, a loved one, or even a close friend. Still, it’s pretty flippin’ amazing: a full-grown animal, permanently (apparently) cured of a genetic defect by a few injections. Can X-people be that far behind?
(That’s a rhetorical question, BTW; those of you who know the real answer to that question is “yes,” just chill and give me my moment.)
Here is the original abstract at Nature.
8 thoughts on “How-To: Cure colorblindness in an adult primate”
Maybe someday they can inject a gene that will allow me to see ultraviolet.
‘Cuz, you know, that would be the bee’s knees!
as well as infrared please.
As a colourblind person who’s struggled with a desire to do art, but an inability to do the colours right…. this… is.. wow…
I know this is peripheral to the point of this post, but I really like the way the monkey’s hand is resting. It looks very human.
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