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Moving neurons back into place

Mental retardation and epilepsy can result from the aberrant migration of neurons during development. An experimental treatment in prenatal mice restores normal patterns of migration and eases symptoms (pages 84–90).

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Figure 1: Dcx delayed reexpression rescues the SBH phenotype induced by Dcx shRNA.


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Kerjan, G., Gleeson, J. Moving neurons back into place. Nat Med 15, 17–18 (2009).

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