Beauty Is in the Eye of the Gecko
NEI Researchers Use Geckos and Other Lizards to Accelerate Clinical Vision Research
The go-to lab animals to study many human eye diseases tend to be mammals—a mouse or a rat for example—because of their similar evolution and genetics compared to humans. But for diseases that affect a part of the eye called the fovea, which provides high-acuity central vision in humans, scientists are beginning to look further afield...to geckos.
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