Color blindness is more than an annoyance. It can ruin careers (you can't be a fighter pilot or a firefighter) and can severely limit people's lives.
Now researchers at the University of Washington's Color Vision Lab have teamed up with scientists from the University of California at Berkeley to deliver new genes to cells in the retina, National Public Radio reports.
The technique has succeeded in curing color blindness in spider monkeys and the researchers say they are still a couple of years away from testing the treatment on humans.
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