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A Step Toward Light Therapy: Discovery of Indigo Ion Channel Switch...

Scientists have discovered a new axial algae channelrhodopsin that responds to a shorter wavelength of light (indigo blue light) than existing Chlamydomonas and Volvox channelrhodopsins that respond to green and orange light, respectively. This expands the optogenetic toolkit and brings us a step closer to light-based, non-invasive therapies.