NYSCF – Robertson Investigator Explores Neural Cell Differentiation

NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Dr. Alex Meissner, Harvard University, published the lastest research out of his lab investigating the regulation of neural cell differentiation through epigenetic footprinting. The research, published in Nature, describes a system the scientists developed to identify the regulation of different stages of neural stem cell differentiation in a dish, which models what happens during brain development in the body.

This research creates a framwork for scientists to dissect all types of regulatory circuits for cell differentiation, which could lead to important discoveries about the development of all cell types in the body.

 

Read the paper in Nature >>

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Neurobiology, Stem Cell Biology

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