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(The New York Times)   Brains are as clear as Jell-o. With the neurons firin' and nobody hirin' and the kids these days with the hippin' and the hoppin' and I want a Puddin' Pop. Ah ah ah   ( divider line
    More: Cool, neurons, neurochemistry, lipids, cognitive sciences, National Institute of Mental Health  
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2013-04-11 08:23:10 AM  
Well that should help with children who all have the brain damage.
2013-04-11 08:42:07 AM  
That will make it easier to read people's minds.
2013-04-11 10:12:29 AM  
It'll be interesting to see what it does to live subjects rather than dead meat.
2013-04-11 11:32:52 AM  
" I seeeeeee... what you did there."
2013-04-11 12:26:40 PM
2013-04-11 12:37:00 PM


2013-04-11 05:28:12 PM  
Good to see that people are bringing this technology in to prime time.  It was obvious that it had serious promise, and it's awesome to see Deissiroth getting more fields under his belt.
However, Deissiroth did NOT invent optogenetics.  He is a nice guy and he has one hell of a team working for him, but he did not invent it.  He was one of the early people to adopt it and did a great job of promoting it though.  He'll almost certainly win the Nobel for it, along with Hegemann, who was really one of the creators.  It's kind up in the air about who the third guy will be.  Hegemann himself lists Z.H. Pan as a major contributor, and Pan is also a great guy, but he probably hasn't been splashy enough to win it even though he's seriously working on using channelrhodopsin and Geordi LaForge style visors to cure certain types of blindness.
And yes, at this very moment I am recording from two neurons expressing ChR2(H134R). :)
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