Ferreting-Out Clues to Brain Evolution

News   Apr 13, 2018 | Original Story from HHMI

 
Ferreting-Out Clues to Brain Evolution: Aspm KO Ferret reveals evolutionary mechanism governing brain size

In a ferret's developing brain, stem cells (green) send long fibers (green threads) throughout the cortex. These fibers shepherd new neurons to the right place - and ultimately help the cortex form its folded structure. Credit Walsh Lab / Howard Hughes Medical Institute/ Boston Children's Hospital

 
 
 

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