Creating diversity

In this three minute video, Gordon Fishell at the New York University School of Medicine tells us how for the past ten years his lab has been trying to understand interneuron diversity in the cortex: how brains can expand from ten or so cardinal cell types to the >100 types that populate the mature cortex, striatum and hippocampus.

How is gene expression affected by neural activity?

Listen out for the “‘That’s completely wrong…’ kind of a Sydney Brenner British model” quote. Awesome.

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  1. David Keys says:

    Once we know how gene expression is affected by activity one hopes it wont be too long before techniques are developed for the manipulation of this process