New techniques for studying neurodevelopment.
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The extraordinary diversity, variability, and complexity of cell types in the vertebrate brain is overwhelming and far exceeds that of any other organ. This complexity is the result of multiple cell divisions and intricate gene regulation and cell movements that take place during embryonic development. Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these complicated developmental processes requires the ability to obtain a complete registry of interconnected events often taking place far apart from each other. To assist with this challenging task, developmental neuroscientists take advantage of a broad set of methods and technologies, often adopted from other fields of research. Here, we review some of the methods developed in recent years whose use has rapidly spread for application in the field of developmental neuroscience. We also provide several considerations regarding the promise that these techniques hold for the near future and share some ideas on how existing methods from other research fields could help with the analysis of how neural circuits emerge.


Spatial Transcriptomics
Light sheet microscopy
Machine learning
Neural development tools


Escalante, Augusto
González-Martínez, Rocío
Herrera, Eloísa

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