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A new map of the human brain during its development in the womb provides a detailed blueprint of where different genes are active at this critical stage…Read More »





of in a fetus' life.

Pictured: Examples from the BrainSpan prenatal expression and reference atlases. Left: SIX3, a gene important for proper formation of the forebrain and eyes, is most highly expressed in a few subcortical areas during prenatal development. Right: The BrainSpan Reference Atlases are full-color, high-resolution, Web-based digital atlases of human brain development in high anatomical detail. Read full story   Less «
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