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Developmental neuroscience

Two gradients are better than one

Wiring up retinal neurons to the correct brain region during development is a feat of precision growth. A novel directional cue repels retinal neuron fibres, acting as a counterbalance to a known attractive signal.

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Figure 1: Setting up the retinotopic map.

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Luo, L. Two gradients are better than one. Nature 439, 23–24 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/439023a

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