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Optogenetics has 'completely changed neuroscience'

Optogenetics has 'completely changed neuroscience'

PHILADELPHIA -- It's getting harder to find the line between science and science fiction. One of the hot research techniques these days, "optogenetics," uses gene therapy to deliver light-sensitive proteins to specific cells. Then researchers use light to control the cells. The field got its start in the brain, where scientists have demonstrated the technique by making...

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