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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What research is currently being done on this topic? Colorblindness What is it like to live with color blindness? What are the different kinds of color blindnessand what are their symptoms? New research suggests that gene therapy could one day give such patients the ability to see in full color.There is no cure for inherited color blindness. But scientists have shown that placing certain color-recognizing (photopigment) genes into eye cells of male monkeys known to be red-green color-blind allows the animals to tell the difference between the two colors.This is still being tested but could be coming soon. http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/colordeficiency.htm "Color Blindness NewsAll About Vision. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2015 " If you become aware of a color deficiency early enough in life, you may be able to compensate by training for one of the many careers that are not as dependent on the ability to see in a full range of colors. You also can learn ways to work around your inability to pick out certain colors. For example,you might organize and label your clothing to avoid color clashes. And you might remember items by their order rather than their color. An example would be to recognize that the red light is at the top of the traffic signal, and green is at the bottom. http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/color-blindness-topic-overview "Color Blindness-Topic Overview." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2015. What causes color blindness? How do doctors test for color blindness? You will be shown several cards with colored dot patterns. In the patterns, some of the dots will appear to form numbers or symbols. You will be asked to identify the symbols, if possible. As you cover one eye, the tester will hold the test cards 14 inches from your face and ask you to quickly identify the symbol found in each color pattern. http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/test/color-vision-test/overview.html N.p., n.d. Web. Unlike conman thought it is rare for someone to have a complete lack of seeing color. But it is common for people to have a hard time making out the difference between two different colors. Red - Green and Blue- yellow are more common. Where people will just have a harder time distinguishingbetween the certain colors. "Color Vision Deficiency." Genetics Home Reference. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/color-vision-deficiency A mutations in the OPN1LW, OPN1MW, and OPN1SW genes cause genetic color blindness.This is in the X chromosome which is why it is more common for boys to be color blind then girlsBoys only have one X chromosome while girls have two.http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/color-vision-deficiency "Color Vision Deficiency." Genetics Home Reference. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. By: Emma http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/color-vision-deficiency "Color Vision Deficiency." Genetics Home Reference. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. http://www.babymed.com/medical-issues/color-blindness-and-pregnancy "Color Blindness And Pregnancy." BabyMed. N.p., 25 Apr. 2013. Web. 29 Jan. 2015. http://www.genevolve.com/faq.html "Genevolve Vision Diagnostics." Frequently Asked Questions Color Vision Genetic Test Pediatrics, Test Infants Color Vision, Insurance Billing, DNA Sample, Billable, DNA Results. N.p., n.d. Web. 29Jan. 2015. http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/color-blindness-topic-overview "Color Blindness-Topic Overview." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/test/color-vision-test/overview.html N.p., n.d. Web. http://www.colour-blindness.com/ "Color Blindness." Color Blindness. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Feb. 2015. knowgenetics.org/x-linked-inheritance/ "Genetics Tutorial." Genetics Generation. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2015. http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/colordeficiency.htm "Color Blindness News." All About Vision. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2015 " http://foter.com/ "Foter: Free Stock Photos & Images." Foter: Free Stock Photos & Images. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2015.
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