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Old 09-17-09, 09:18 AM   #1
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How many of you are color blind?

There may be a solution! Gene therapy!!

http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketsci...ditorspicks%22

They were able to get adult squirrel monkeys to develop full color vision just by injecting the gene for L-opsin into the monkeys' eyes. Amazing, what science can do.
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Old 09-17-09, 09:20 AM   #2
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Science rocks! Next, we'll be able to breed humans and spiders to make the ultimate creepy thing.
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Old 09-17-09, 09:23 AM   #3
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There may be a solution! Gene therapy!!

http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketsci...ditorspicks%22

They were able to get adult squirrel monkeys to develop full color vision just by injecting the gene for L-opsin into the monkeys' eyes. Amazing, what science can do.
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Old 09-17-09, 09:25 AM   #4
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are we talking racism?
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Old 09-17-09, 09:39 AM   #5
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nnnnnnneedle in eye?? (I had hands over my eyes when I knew that was going to happen in horror films!)
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There may be a solution! Gene therapy!!

http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketsci...ditorspicks%22

They were able to get adult squirrel monkeys to develop full color vision just by injecting the gene for L-opsin into the monkeys' eyes. Amazing, what science can do.
Yup, and soon their eyes will mutate at a rapid rate and then we'll have squirrel monkeys with lazer eyes and perfect vision trying to enslave the world!
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Old 09-17-09, 09:44 AM   #7
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Old 09-17-09, 10:04 AM   #9
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Now if they only come up with something like that for macular degeneration,I'd be interested.
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Screw you guys.

*casually gropes everyone in the room, rubs his ass on the kitchen counter, walks away*
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Old 09-17-09, 01:45 PM   #11
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*casually gropes everyone in the room, rubs his ass on the kitchen counter, walks away*
What?!? You're just gonna leave without doing anything creepy?
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Old 09-17-09, 04:00 PM   #12
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I'm not, but one of my brothers is. He's so color blind, he couldn't even play "Red Light-Green Light", as a kid.
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What?!? You're just gonna leave without doing anything creepy?
Yeah I'm not creeped out in the slightest bit, mildy aroused maybe, but not creeped out.
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Of course I'm not colour-blind, I'm a girl.
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I wouldn't mind tetrachromatic vision myself, especially being able to see in the IR or UV spectrum.
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Old 09-18-09, 07:55 AM   #16
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I am neither color blind nor colour blind. I see everything in plaid.
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Old 09-18-09, 05:23 PM   #17
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I'm color blind. Tried to join the military when I was 18. Failed their color blindness test, the one where you're supposed to pick the hidden image. Primary colors are no problem, however.
I'm also night blind and going blind due to glaucoma.

Can't wait for someone to come out with something like Geordi LaForge had on Star Trek TNG.
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There may be a solution! Gene therapy!!

http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketsci...ditorspicks%22

They were able to get adult squirrel monkeys to develop full color vision just by injecting the gene for L-opsin into the monkeys' eyes. Amazing, what science can do.
Thanks for posting this. I think I will stay color-blind, though. It is an excellent unorthodox way of striking up conversations with females;

"Excuse me, I am extremely color-blind, does this tie match this shirt?"
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So, the gene actually makes adults grow new cones in their eyes. Astounding.
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*casually gropes everyone in the room, rubs his ass on the kitchen counter, walks away*
ROFL - I think my kitten does the same thing every night - soo ... you - X, shared butt with Ming?

I feelz so extraspecial right now - giving myself a hug
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Old 09-18-09, 09:47 PM   #22
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I have horrible depth perception. one eye is a lot weaker.
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When I was 18, I had a physical before college, and I was given the dots-in-a-book test. I failed at page 2, lol. I had no idea before then.
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When I was 18, I had a physical before college, and I was given the dots-in-a-book test. I failed at page 2, lol. I had no idea before then.
That circle in post #22, is actually a "smiley", and it says, "have a nice day" on it. Honest.
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My female cousin is color blind. True story.
I don't buy it. She must be hiding a sausage in 'her' pants.
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