Sunday, November 6, 2011

Brain Cells' Genetic Make-Up Changes Thousands of Times.

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"The genetic make-up of our brain cells changes thousands of times over the course of our lifetimes, according to new research."

from:  DNA gene theories on how the brain works

"The study shows for the first time that brain cells are genetically different to other cells in the body, and are also genetically distinct from each other."

Retrotransposons, genes, have been identified by scientists, which cause very small changes " the DNA of brain tissue."

Dr. Geoff Faulkner said, ""If we can understand better how these subtle genetic changes occur we could shed light on how brain cells regenerate, how processes like memory formation may have a genetic basis and possibly link the activity of these genes to brain diseases."

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