Science. Researchers utilized information gained from animal research that suggested thyroid hormone was involved in development of color-sensing cells. The researchers added thyroid hormone to the retinal cells during their development. The process took years and additional experiments but scientists were able to confirm that thyroid hormone is the trigger for the emergence of color vision. Researcher are hopeful that additional research will lead to new treatments for retinal diseases.
Scientists discover the origin of color vision
- by Dr. Paul Krawitz
- 27 November, 2018