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September 01, 2014 (Vol. 34, No. 15)

Optogenetics: Lightly Pressing the Cell’s Buttons

Engineering of Light Sensitivity into Specific Parts of Cells Enables Dissection of Signaling Pathways

  • “You can observe a lot just by watching,” said the accidental sage, leaving us to wonder whether he meant to celebrate the power or lament the futility of simply paying attention. Were he scientifically inclined, he might have added that mere observation is unsatisfying because many things can be ...

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