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Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses
Catherine Offord | Jan 5, 2018
Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.
Zika Causes Microcephaly in Mice
Tanya Lewis | May 11, 2016
Three studies show that the virus can cause birth defects in mouse embryos.
Female Brain Maintained by Methylation
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 30, 2015
Development of female sexual behaviors requires DNA methylation in the preoptic area of the rodent brain.
Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain
Kate Yandell | Apr 2, 2014
Researchers complete an atlas depicting gene expression across the developing human brain.
Linked to Brain Size
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 20, 2014
The breast cancer-associated gene may play a protective role in neural stem cells, a mouse study finds.
Brain Methylation Map Published
Kate Yandell | Jul 4, 2013
The epigenetic modification of brain cells undergoes great shifts over the course of mouse and human development.
New Genes, New Brain
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 19, 2011
A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.