Brain cells’ DNA differs

Mutations give unique genetic makeup to neighboring neurons

Brain mosaic artwork

IN THE MIX  The brain is a mosaic of cells, as illustrated in this artwork. A recent study suggests that individual neurons all operate from different genetic blueprints. 

Gilad Evrony (concept), Erik Jacobsen/Threestory Studio (illustration)

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