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Science & Medicine

Science & Medicine

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Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight

the trick is to surround yourself with brilliant people, because at the end, it's all about people.

Ed Boyden shows how, by inserting genes for light-sensitive proteins into brain cells, he can selectively activate or de-activate specific neurons with fiber-optic implants. With this unprecedented level of control, he's managed to cure mice of analogs of PTSD and certain forms of blindness. On the horizon: neural prosthetics. Session host Juan Enriquez leads a brief post-talk Q&A;.