Scientists have some lab mice seeing red. The animals had their vision genetically upgraded and can now see colors normally invisible to rodents.
The finding, detailed in the March 23 issue of the journal Science, has implications for the evolution of full-color, or ‚Äútrichromatic,‚ÄĚ vision in our own ancestors.
‚ÄúWhat we are now looking at in these mice is the same evolutionary event that happened in one of the distant ancestors of all primates,‚ÄĚ said study team member Jeremy Nathans of Johns Hopkins University.
/me foresees future superhumans seeing in UV and IR...