Video Talk by Karl Deisseroth: Optogenetics

November 18, 2014

Optogenetics is a combination of genetics and optics to achieve a gain or loss of function of biochemical events such as action potentials in a particular neuron or tissue. Opsin genes encode proteins that receive light and give rise to ion flow. This talk gives an introduction to optogenetics followed by examples of how optogenetics is being used to study the brain.

YouTube video by iBioEducation, November 2013

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