Treating Blindness With Light (and Gene Therapy) | SciShow News

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We have the first published example of using light and gene therapy to restore someone’s vision! And in heavier (metal) news, a recent study found surprisingly high levels of mercury in meltwater from the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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