Screening for genes that wire the cerebral cortex
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BMC Biology 2011, 9:1 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-9-1Published: 7 January 2011
Thalamocortical projections convey visual, somatosensory and auditory information to the cerebral cortex. A recent report in Neural Development shows how a forward genetic screen has enabled the identification of novel mutations affecting specific decision points of thalamocortical axon pathfinding.
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