eLife Episode 13: Making blind mice see and mosquitoes resistant to malaria
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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Using computer vision and machine learning to analyse photos of faces can assist in the diagnosis of rare genetic disorders.
Viewing a visual stimulus whilst running helps mice that have lost their sight in one eye to make a near-complete recovery.
How do different species remain distinct if they can mate with each other to produce hybrid offspring?
Why does too little MECP2 cause Rett syndrome?
Can mosquitoes be made resistant to malaria?