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Genetic Combination That Steers Newborn Nerve Cells Identified By Salk Scientists

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January 13, 1999
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Like a sextant that helps guide ships at sea, a specific combination of genes has been identified that directs newly born nerve cells to their final destinations in developing organisms. Embryonic nerves must pick their pathways in a specific and ordered manner, and investigators led by John Thomas, an associate professor at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, have deciphered the first combinatorial code that spells out one of these pathways.

LA JOLLA, CALIF. January 6, 1999 -- Like a sextant that helps guide ships at sea, a specific combination of genes has been identified that directs newly born nerve cells to their final destinations in developing organisms.


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The Salk Institute For Biological Studies. (1999, January 13). Genetic Combination That Steers Newborn Nerve Cells Identified By Salk Scientists. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/01/990113075724.htm
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