Nature: Single-cell sequencing paints diverse pictures of the brain

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Imagine an art curator preparing for an exhibition. Paintings in the gallery can be arranged into various ensembles — for example by artist, medium, style or theme. Similarly, neurons can be categorized according to a variety of features, such as their size, shape or location in the brain. Writing in Nature, Tasic et al. and Economo et al. delve deep into the gallery of neuronal types in the cortex of the mouse brain, and use cutting-edge technologies to uncover previously unknown facets of these cells. (October 31, 2018)

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