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Mouse Gene Trap Helps Decipher Brain's Wiring Diagram

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March 8, 2001
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Researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have perfected a way to discover the wiring diagram of the mammalian brain. The technique, a type of gene trap, provides a shortcut for identifying - from among the tangled trillions of neural connections -- just the machinery involved in wiring up the brain during early development.

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have perfected a way to discover the wiring diagram of the mammalian brain. The technique, a type of gene trap, provides a shortcut for identifying - from among the tangled trillions of neural connections -- just the machinery involved in wiring up the brain during early development. NIMH grantee Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and collaborator William Skarnes, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), and colleagues, report on the first mammalian in vivo discoveries using the technique in the March 8, 2001 Nature.


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