Researchers from the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mas, USA, tested the gene known as EDAR in Mice in an attempt to understand human evolution. More information available on: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/science/studying-recent-human-evolution-at-the-genetic-level.html?ref=science&_r=0.
Researchers at the Duke University in America fitted rats with an infrared detector wired up to microscopic electrodes which were then implanted into the area of their brains that processes tactile information.
The researchers believe that this could help humans with damaged visual cortex to regain sight through a device implanted in another part of their brain.
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