Gabriel Licina

Gabriel Licina

Seattle, WA

University of Washington

Molecular Biology Researcher

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Please name him/her Rupert, thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing how your research goes!
Sep 08, 2014
How do Bobtail Squid choose their glowing bacterial partner?
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This is something that we have discussed, and it's a hard question to answer. The mechanisms for utilizing A2 and for colour blindness are pretty different. To do this trick gentically, you would need to change the way our body processes vitaminA1 and make it less active than how we process A2. This would have ramifications on your entire body system. Alternatively you could make it so that the eyes specifically use A2 instead of any A analog they get. This would again, require a complete alteration of how the eye works. It's a toughy, but it is something we are interested in looking at.
Aug 21, 2014
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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We're hoping that there will be some changes in colour and light perception outside of the lab, but there's just no way to properly tell until we go a little while longer on this. I think getting up into the 1070 range is when things might get interesting....
Aug 21, 2014
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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The Farnsworth Munsell scores are continuing to stay at a steady point, so there seems to be no noticeable colour sight loss. All subjects are using a lot of sunscreen and trying to stay out of the light. We have all experienced an increase in nightblindness, but we don't have a really good way to quantify it at this point. Basically, we've all started tripping over stuff that was never an issue before, or having trouble reading in dim light. Beyond that, everyone seems to have standard health. One subject is currently in Mexico and is suffering some of commonly associated illnesses that come with travel, but nothing that is connected with the diet.
Jul 14, 2014
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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No, you are totally right. Time travel has not happened. I totally put in the wrong date when making the graph. Sorry :( I would change it, but somehow, changing the posts here don't allow me to save edits... :/
Jun 10, 2014
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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It really does! Thank you so much for your support!
Oct 11, 2013
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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Thank you so much for your support. We find your projects totally interesting; I believe you are already talking with Peyton. I hope our research can help you with your research and vice versa.
Oct 11, 2013
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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Thank you so much for your support. We find your projects totally interesting; I believe you are already talking with Peyton. I hope our research can help you with your research and vice versa.
Oct 11, 2013
Can we biologically extend the range of human vision into the near infrared?
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