Category Archives: progenitor cell

The ‘neuronal big bang’ is visualised for the first time.


The human brain is home to many different types of neurons with their own genetic signature to define their function. These neurons are derived from progenitor cells, which are specialized stem cells that have the ability to divide to give rise to neurons.  However, the action by which neuronal identity is dynamically specified upon progenitor division is unknown.  Now, researchers

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