Cell type diversity

Cell type diversity refers to the range of different cell types that comprise a tissue or organism. Cell type diversity arises during the development of the nervous system as a result of the acts of cell intrinsic and extrinsic factors controlling cell fate determination.

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    Spontaneous activity in the developing auditory system is maintained by a homeostatic mechanism and is important for cochlear neuron subtype specification.

    • Katherine Whalley
  • News and Views |

    An extensive single-cell transcriptomic collection of over 30,000 cells of the developing hippocampus shows that adult hippocampal neurogenesis follows the same differentiation path as embryonic neurogenesis, but the cell of origin differs. This work provides an invaluable resource with important implications for neuronal regeneration.

    • Ben W. Dulken
    •  & Anne Brunet
    Nature Neuroscience 21, 159-160
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    The most complete single-neuron transcriptome database of the mouse visual cortex was performed using a large collection of reporter mouse lines. Results highlight the unmatched neuronal diversity of the cerebral cortex.

    • Hsu-Hsin Chen
    •  & Paola Arlotta
    Nature Neuroscience 19, 179-181