From the beauty of a sunset or the ugliness of war, to the smile on a loved one’s face, our eyes bring us all kinds of information about the world around us. Now researchers are working to develop new therapies for people who have lost this precious sense. Plus, smelling elephants, marmoset twins and an all-seeing gene of the month.
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To find out more about how organisms, including humans,
detect light - through special cells called photoreceptors - We
spoke to Rob Lucas
In the news this month was a new study showing that gene
variations linked to reading are also linked to maths.
Researchers have discovered that elephants are nature's
An international research team has unveiled the complete
genome sequence of the common marmoset.
At University College London’s Institute of Ophthalmology, Dr
Rachael Pearson and her team are developing ways to restore
sight to the blind
Lorne Henry says, “I heard a talk by someone who is specialising in trying to rid the world of the malaria mosquito or of the disease and I had an idea about it: if those mosquitoes could be made all one sex - bingo!” So, could skewing the sex ratio get rid of mozzies?
And finally it’s time for our gene of the month, and in keeping
with our theme of vision it’s Pax6.