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This is a scary thought… injecting your eyeballs with Chlorin e6 to give night vision? I don’t want anyone messing with my sight… each to their own!

In “people becoming superhuman” news, a small independent research group has figured out how to give night-eyeshumans night vision, allowing them to see over 50 meters in the dark for a short time.

Science for the Masses, a group of biohackers based a couple hours north of Los Angeles in Tehachapi, California, theorized they could enhance healthy eyesight enough that it would induce night vision. To do this, the group used a kind of chlorophyll analog called Chlorin e6 (or Ce6), which is found in some deep-sea fish and is used as an occasional method to treat night blindness. Full Story at mic