Back to the sources of neural diversity

The diversity of the tasks the cortex can perform is reflected in the diversity of the neurons that compose it. These neurons are spawned from progenitor stem cells, which divide and produce these different cell types. But how do these progenitors manage to generate specific types of neurons in the right place? By identifying the genetic scenarios at work, researchers (UNIGE/UNIL/ULiège) lift the veil on the birth of cells that make up brain circuits.
Source: EurekaAlert,