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Tweaked CRISPR in Neurons Gives Scientists New Power to Probe Brain Diseases

In a paper researchers describe a technique that uses a special version of CRISPR developed at UCSF to systematically alter the activity of genes in human neurons generated from stem cells, the first successful merger of stem cell-derived cell types and CRISPR screening technologies.

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Mood Neurons Mature During Adolescence

A new study suggests that the human brain may maintain reserves of immature neurons throughout life, using these “Peter Pan” cells in a similar manner to the neurogenesis seen in other species

Immature amygdala neurons