07 April 2010
Vol 2, Issue 26

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ONLINE COVER Spare the rod protein, spoil the cone. Although rod cells greatly outnumber cones in the retina, it is the loss of cones—required for daylight vision and pictured schematically here—that is most devastating in degenerative retinal disorders. In this issue, Léveillard and Sahel discuss the potential for using a rod-derived protein that maintains cone function as a treatment for such conditions. [CREDIT: C. BICKEL/SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE]