First Ever Use of Optogenetics in Humans Allows Blind Man to See

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about an incredible new achievement using optigenetics

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  1. Brian Hastings

    Another great video thanks!

  2. saveAD

    What if this is available within 5 years perfectly only with one injection. That would be amazing

  3. Rasmine's Message from Sp

    This is awesome! TY, for sharing it :D

  4. Josh Black

    The history and development of Optogenetics is fascinating – great content for a video…. :)

  5. Irish Up This Coffee

    Maybe a precursor to “Med Beds”? If light is what is activating the healing process. What a fascinating time to be alive!

  6. Rahs

    Anton your a rock star 🌟

  7. Choppa Mix

    I just need to get myself back on track then I’m buying 40 hoodies – love ya Anton

  8. Gpolice

    Augmentation next “eyes of the hawk strength of the bear speed of the puma”

  9. Graeme Brumfitt

    Ah I see, so its! TFS, GB :)

  10. fort one

    thanx Anton, another advice on a rare subject

  11. Marcus Davis

    Very fascinating 👏

  12. Adam Moors

    Cyberpunk is upon us, along with the full discovery of our genome.

  13. DGtv - Gaming & No Copyri

    I love the name of this field, “optogenetics”!

  14. Katherine G

    Thanks for sharing this Anton, this is so amazing and wonderful! I love that you’re interested in many different sciences.

  15. Carl Petersson

    Amazing & wonderful Anton, please – more of these videos as well! :)

  16. Leo Lafortune

    Awesome video but I’m scared beyond sh*tless by possible applications of optogenetics as a weapon.

  17. East Anglian Life

    This is an amazing breakthrough but I predict it will be obsolete within 50 years

  18. Paraskevas Psarrakis

    i noticed you looking extra-crisp on that 1080p60fps noice.

  19. Tony Lalangue

    Artificial vision with electronics has been improving continuously.

  20. Jesse Ribbey

    The hello wonderful person sounded super depressed from Anton. Hop everything’s ok.

  21. Tom Cavness

    Could this be the beginning of Geordi LaForge’s visor? 🤔🥽

  22. ChristophersMum

    Thank you Wonderful Person, for bringing this good news to us.

  23. Raymond Frye

    Clear, articulate and concise. Great job. Keep up the fascinating pod casts.

  24. Fuyumi Nekimaya

    would this also work on nerve cells?

  25. GizmonoDRAGON

    I really love this channel, been following for years and honestly seems to be such a great place to get information. Anton always talks it through in such a clear aand unbiased way, I really appreciate the content!

  26. A. V. F.

    This has quickly become one of my favorite channels on YT!
    Being extremely busy all the time, it’s nice to have someone like Anton that researches and reports on so many science papers that matter to the world.
    Thanks Anton!

  27. Alan Brady

    This is brilliant 🤩

  28. Anik Samiur Rahman

    Thank you wonderful Anton. It is a great news. Though we yet has a long way to go.

  29. Virgiliu Stancu

    “Allowed Him To See” is an exaggeration.

  30. Mike S

    Have a great day Anton, thank you for another interesting and informative episode. It’s nice seeing good news once in a while too. Cheers.

  31. I hope You're offended

    Thank you Anton. 😎👍

  32. Matt Roszak

    I love this channel.

  33. M Patek

    Excellent video
    Dr. David Sinclair is somewhere smiling at these results 😃

  34. Brook Storm

    Dear Anton,
    Thank you for shining the light of your magnificent mind to illuminate and uplift us. I always feel a sense of wonder and a benevolent energy from your teaching, where the spiritual and practical are the same , optimistic and expansive and so well taught.

  35. Ares Aurelian

    Sound on, vote ‘up’. Sound off, vote ‘down’. Yeah, I can see where this science might be going.

  36. xKinzox

    Yep… first steps to obtain Supermans Power to regen in the Sunlight of a young star.

  37. Eric Russin

    Awesome!! Totally off subject Anton, but I’m pondering for some reason, what your thoughts on the “zoo theory” or if you’ve ever gave it any time of thought….

  38. Fred Fry

    That’s a lot of food for thought. Thanks, Anton!

  39. K OBrien

    Just in time to ‘SEE’ how we’re trapping ourselves on the planet with all that space junk.

  40. MC's Creations

    Pretty amazing indeed!
    I only see with half of my right eye, but because of lesion in my optics nerve during a surgery. I hope someone researches about it.

  41. James Aron

    Wonderful optogenetic gene therapy sight reviving breakthrough

  42. Dig

    Interesting science,eclectic thanks!

  43. Geoffry Gifari

    imagine what the patient felt finally able to somewhat see things after 40+ years

  44. TheThreatenedSwan

    Our increasing reliance on medical interventions will only end well

  45. Another armchair historia

    I know it’s been said but I’ll say it again. Anton is the best educational YouTuber out there! Gets straight to the point, delivers outstanding material! He’s truly a wonderful person!

  46. grosslyoverrated

    excellent wrapup

  47. SoulfuzZ

    Don’t show him twitter, he will immediately regret his decision

  48. steelfaith99

    You are fantastic at explaining a complex topic to the layperson. Thank you.

  49. Toughen Up, Fluffy

    “Put the goggles on, Brett.”

  50. Metaphor

    The magic of science.

  51. Baise Duezcke

    Anton, what if your background animations kept going when you make video cuts?

  52. Lung Ha

    Will it be affordable and will insurance cover it? That’s the question…

  53. Jeff Becker

    Great! Now what can it do for my myopia. Signed, Mr. Magoo

  54. Brad Snider

    Very cool! I appreciate these kinds of videos as a supplement to the space and physics videos, when there’s not a new discovery in astrophysics. I mean, there can’t be a new discovery EVERY DAY! :-)

  55. ChunkyLover69_420BlazeIt

    No effing way. This is some sci-fi stuff. Imagine the implementations of this!

  56. John Gleeman

    What a lovely thing to learn about today. :3

  57. aron canapa

    This is why I follow Anton, he doesn’t just tunnel vision one subject.

  58. C B

    I can’t Imagine the feeling of seeing after being blind since birth or for a long time

  59. MammaDuck

    I wish they could repair my spinal cord with that. Walking is badly under rated, and I want to do it again. It’s a very useful thing to do.


    Brilliant! As a recipient of sight saving eye surgery, I can easily say this science will bring untold joy. A grand pursuit.

  61. scotty moondog jakubin

    can you imagine seeing the world for the first time ever ? specially being blind for decades !

  62. James Lee

    Keep making these awesomely wonderful videos…..☺

  63. Josma Meric

    Now to solve the problem of regenerating the optic nerve :D

  64. Tuxu HDS

    This was a wonderful eye opener!
    Keep it up Anton and take care of youself.

  65. Sharon Simcic

    IMHO medical genetics is as exciting as when the atom was split! Gene therapy is being used to treat cancers, spine problems and there has been a lot of success. Sort of like using your body to heal itself.

  66. EdCoFu

    Great video. I read a little about it and had no idea i could understand it until you made this video.

  67. Dusty Boi

    I am blind and have been waiting on stuff like this for my whole life. The day when I walk out of a clinic or hospital somewhere with full vision will be the greatest day of my life.

  68. One by Land, Two if by Se

    Everyone with a Neuroscience background simultaneously had a flashback reaction

  69. Wes

    Dear Anton,
    Thank you for including links to the scientific papers, so I can go read them myself. Also, thank you for giving such good explanations that I do not have to go read them myself.

  70. Zachary Brindle

    Keep it up man. Almost a million! You deserve it.

  71. Texas Flash cove Installe

    We can now reverse again and live forever in Antons YouTube class

  72. Sean Price

    my grandmother suffered from this. went blind in her 50’s, was really sad but she dealt with it like a champ. rip grandma.

  73. kim bunchalastnames

    i could listen to you talk science all night long.

  74. Michael Lubin

    As a proud serial killer, I’m deeply offended to be called a “wonderful person” every day when I watch your videos.

    Just kidding!!!! Seriously, your video is great as always (and I’m not a killer).

  75. Lucas Bernard

    this went in one eye and out the other

  76. Doug Thomson

    Most interesting, Anton.

  77. CapsLock

    holy shit! it seems like this could be used for some really devious purposes

  78. Alienguy500

    I wonder if in the future they could make the alga react to red, green and blue light which would possibly give the patient colour vision if they’re colour blind

  79. Sunglare

    Let me know if you find something that helps with optical neuritis. (Damaged optic nerve)

  80. Daxter As

    Love your videos man!

  81. jeremy sans3lm

    Based on the thumbnail picture I thought you were about to tell me that they ran a wire from the mouse’s eyes to the man’s brain and he was seeing LOL

  82. SMan Bari

    Thank you Anton 💜

  83. Travelers

    Thank you for making this video. 😁

  84. David Whitehouse

    Thanks again; you stay wonderful too!

  85. christopher Price

    No YOU’RE a wonderful person. How dare you?

  86. pilover314159

    Wow finally! Research that I do (I didnt do this specifically but I work on optogenetic tools) goes “pop-sci”!! Finally I get to start bragging about what I do to friends… hopefully lol but this is pretty much laser mind control for the layman

  87. Deffer John

    Great content brother!

  88. Johannes Oosthuizen

    Thanks for the upload! Take care of yourself!!


    I’ve worked in Retina and with patients with RP. I’ve always thought gene therapy would be the answer to retina disorders. Thank you for the info!

  90. Q R

    Wonderful person!

  91. Naitizin

    Awesome video just like you Anton

  92. The SaddestDude

    This is great! I really feel bad for blind people, they can do well in life and all, but to have our primary window to the world shattered is a tragedy, we can only hope that in the future no one has to be without sight.

  93. Linda Seel

    Hello Wonderful Anton and thank you for this wonderful post! What a hopeful study to help restore at least partial vision. 👍👍👍

  94. Jake Trons


  95. Dalton Power

    Great content, as per usual.

  96. Torie Torreano

    I love your channel! Thanks So Much! I’m so excited to be able to get to comment so soon!

  97. William Schwandt

    You sound down today, Anton… :( I hope everything is well and try to cheer up buddy, your videos have been really great lately man

  98. Bow Kenpachi

    Hello wonderful Anton, thank you for uploading!

  99. Isa Luz

    This is so awesome! My mum might be able to not fully blind!

  100. Ellison Hamilton


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