SmartPlanet: Blind Mice See Again, Mutant Butterflys of Fukushima

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Blind mice see again with prosthetic retina

By figuring out the code that retinas use to communicate with the brain, scientists have developed a prosthetic retina that restored vision to blind mice.

Fukushima disaster spawns mutant butterflies

Japanese scientists have found that radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has mutated a domestic butterfly species. It may not have morphed into Mothra, but the pale glass blue butterfly has displayed genetic and physiological changes.