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"Optogenetics gives neuroscientists the ability to control brain circuits in laboratory animals with lasers, to turn cells on or off with a flash of light. It offers a new way to probe what different parts of the brain do and could lead to new treatments for a variety of neurological conditions."

The research of Dr. Kenichi Okamoto was included in science writer Anne McIlroy's article about optogenetics and Canadian advances in this area.

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