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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 8 — Aug. 26, 2011

Optogenetics: An Illuminating Journey into the Brain

Sally Cole Johnson

Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 26-32 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPN.22.7.000026


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics

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Vol. 6, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Sally Cole Johnson, "Optogenetics: An Illuminating Journey into the Brain," Optics & Photonics News 22(7), 26-32 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=opn-22-7-26


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