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A recent article in Laser Focus World explains the basics of optogenetics and describes newer techniques, like single-cell and holographic optogenetics, that allow neuroscientists to give every cell its own code and to project holograms into the brain.
The article further describes potential applications of optogenetics including:

  • A treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, currently in multiple large-scale clinical trials with people diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease
  • An investigational gene therapy for blindeness caused by retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disease.

Read the article at Laser Focus World online