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Wed, 30th Jul 2014

eLife Episode 13: Making blind mice see and mosquitoes resistant to malaria

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In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about using photographs to diagnose rare genetic disorders, an unexpected benefit of exercise, hybridizing fish species, the mysteries of the MECP2 gene, and the risks and benefits of using gene drives to alter wild populations.

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In this edition of eLife

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  • 00:34 - What's in a face?

    Using computer vision and machine learning to analyse photos of faces can assist in the diagnosis of rare genetic disorders.

  • 05:16 - Sight for sore eyes

    Viewing a visual stimulus whilst running helps mice that have lost their sight in one eye to make a near-complete recovery.



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