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Diversity reaches the stars

Cells called astrocytes promote and maintain neuronal function. The discovery that astrocytes vary in their gene expression, protein levels, cellular structure and function suggests that they are specialized to support distinct circuits.

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Figure 1: Capturing variability between astrocytes.

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Clarke, L., Liddelow, S. Diversity reaches the stars. Nature 548, 396–397 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/548396a

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