Shelly Berger is studying how genes are turned on and off in the brain, and how different patterns of gene activation could be related to Alzheimer’s disease. Her research is highlighted in this Forbes magazine article.
Lim HYG, Alvarez YD, Gasnier M, Wang Y, Tetlak P, Bissiere S, Wang H, Biro M, Plachta N. Keratins are asymmetrically inherited fate determinants in the mammalian embryo. Nature. 2020 Sep;585(7825):404-409. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2647-4. Epub 2020 Aug 26. PMID: 32848249. Please find a link to the article here.
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