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Imagine if you could change someone’s thoughts and feelings at the touch of a button. Sound far-fetched? Well, through the cutting-edge technique of optogenetics, this is becoming possible. In this week's pick, Natalie Hunter explores how the technique works and looks at how it might be used to help treat mental illnesses such as Parkinson’s.


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