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Stem cells: slow and steady wins the race

How are quiescent adult neural stem cells (NSCs) generated during development? A study now identifies a reserve population of p57-expressing, slowly dividing embryonic neural progenitors that later give rise to adult NSCs.

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Figure 1: The embryonic origin of adult NSCs in the SEZ.

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Huttner, W. Stem cells: slow and steady wins the race. Nat Neurosci 18, 613–614 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.4009

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