Sunday, March 25, 2007

Genetic studies endow mice with new color vision


Genetic studies endow mice with new color vision
Although mice, like most mammals, typically view the world with a limited color palette – similar to what some people with red-green color blindness see – scientists have now transformed their vision by introducing a single human gene into a mouse chromosome. The human gene codes for a light sensor that mice do not normally possess, and its insertion allowed the mice to distinguish colors as never before.

1 comment:

One of us said...

I wonder if that will mess with their survival skills? Hmmmm......