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Macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa break down these photoreceptors.
In addition to creating implantable bionic eyes—essentially robotic retinas—researchers have spent the past decade trying to transplant new photoreceptor cells into the retina to restore lost vision with some modest success.
Dr. Levy was fascinated by a class of photoreceptors known as cryptochromes.
Recent work from his lab preliminarily suggests that spiders of a related species, Maratus volans, have four different photoreceptors in their two big, beautiful principal eyes, making them what are known as tetrachromats.
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