Through the fascinating new study of optogenetics, researchers can use light to control brain cells that have been genetically engineered to respond to specific wavelengths. This rapidly evolving field is helping to demystify how neural circuits function.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Vol. 6, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Sally Cole Johnson, "Optogenetics: An Illuminating Journey into the Brain," Optics & Photonics News 22(7), 26-32 (2011)
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