A Gene Timer system

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This illustration represents the gene timer system. Two 'timer' genes have been identified that control the number of times neural progenitor cells (those that will form neurons and brain cells) devide during development. The cells are depicted in an hourglass to associate thier increase in population size and development with time.


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