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The joy of neurons: A simplified 'cookbook' for engineering brain cells to study disease


May 9, 2018

New research opens the door to studying common brain conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, addiction and Alzheimer's disease under reproducible conditions in a dish.Full Story

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Scripps Research Institute

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