COLOR BLINDNESS: ¿How many colors do you see?

The 6th of September is International Color Blindness Day. What is color blindness? DBGen offers a brief explanation of color perception in humans and the associated genetic defects.   Colors are our brain’s interpretation of light signals and it classifies them according to their wavelength. For example, we identify light signals between 380 and 450 […]

Encouraging results from achromatopsia gene therapy trials

Achromatopsia is a disorder that affects one in every 30,000 people and is characterized by the partial or total absence of colour vision due to lack of function of cones, one type of retinal cells. Achromatopsia patients have other visual problems such as extreme sensitivity to light (photophobia), uncontrollable and involuntary eye movements (nystagmus) and decreased […]