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Tagging activated neurons with light

Two new protein tools translate neuronal activity into gene expression during a light-defined time window.

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Figure 1: During animal behavior, specific neurons within a neural circuit are activated.

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Roy, D., Okuyama, T. & Tonegawa, S. Tagging activated neurons with light. Nat Biotechnol 35, 827–828 (2017).

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