What is optogenetics?

I use optogenetics to study mitochondria
  1. Optogenetics uses light-sensitive proteins to study cellular physiology
  2. The proteins are cloned and expressed in many different cells and organisms
  3. Light-sensitive: opto
  4. Expressed by cloning: genetics
  5. ...OPTOGENETICS!
  6. You can shine light on specific cells (by themselves or in whole organisms) and get them to change in fundamental ways that makes it easy to study many different diseases and cellular functions