Unlocking CNS Cell Type Heterogeneity

Ben Emery, Ben A. Barres

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A major challenge to understanding how cells work together in the central nervous system (CNS) is the heterogeneous cellular composition of the brain. In this issue, Heiman et al. (2008) and Doyle et al. (2008) introduce a new strategy (TRAP) that enables the profiling of translated mRNAs in specific CNS cell populations without the need for purifying cells to homogeneity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-598
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 14 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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