Sizing up the Brain Gene by Gene
In this talk, biomedical scientist Christopher Walsh discusses how DNA sequencing technology has led to a better understanding of the genes involved in brain development.
The human brain is a complex network of cells, and the organization and functions of these cells are controlled by many genes. By working with patients who have developmental brain disorders, Walsh and his team have been able to identify genes that are required for proper brain development. This research has led to some surprising insights, such as revealing a connection between cell division orientation and cell fate during the development of the cerebral cortex.
This talk is from a 2013 Holiday Lecture Series, Medicine in the Genomic Era.
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