Chicken retina could shed light on human blindness

02/23/2010 | HealthDay News

U.S. researchers say the light receptors in the chicken's eye are organized in patterns that allow the bird to see different colors better than humans. "Color receptor organization in the chicken retina greatly exceeds that seen in most other retinas and certainly that in most mammalian retinas," one of the researchers said. The finding could give rise to new treatments for blindness in humans.

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