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A study around colorblind fish has revealed to scientists just how vision has evolved over time in animal species.

The study was done on zebrafish after multiple studies had been done on mice around vision evolution, as well as color sensitivity and the ability to see blue light.

Zebrafish have a unique genetic vision makeup, giving the researchers plenty of information to study on the evolution of vision.

Zebrafish have a vivid sense of color which allows them to better hunt for food. Even if they become colorblind, their vision can regenerate, allowing them to continue hunting and thriving.

One study author said, “In the long term, foundational biological studies like this on how color vision is possible may eventually be helpful in future attempts to cure color blindness.”

Even though zebrafish have a different combination of genes for vision, they are still able to see and identify colors. This could help scientists make great leaps in finding solutions for those who are colorblind or blind, as they can better understand what creates the ability to see and identify different lights and colors.

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