Making sense of neural development by comparing wiring strategies for seeing and hearing

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Science  08 Jan 2021:
Vol. 371, Issue 6525, eaaz6317
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz6317

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Complex diversity from shared toolkits

Neural development builds diverse circuits out of a common toolkit, with shared mechanisms, transcription factors, and cellular signaling systems. Sitko and Goodrich compare and contrast the development of visual and auditory systems to parse the similarities in logic and the differences in sensory information processing.

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