Nature vs. Nurture in Building the Nervous System

Patterson, Paul H. (1985) Nature vs. Nurture in Building the Nervous System. Engineering and Science, 48 (3). pp. 11-18. ISSN 0013-7812

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Are embryonic neurons predestined for a certain identity, or are they influenced in their choice by signals that might perhaps be manipulated by researchers? Recent studies have shown that neurons' chemical identities can indeed be "nurtured," which may have enormous significance in diseases involving premature death of neurons or chemica! imbalances in the brain.

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