VIDEO: UNC study pinpoints gene controlling number of brain cells

The finding suggests that a single gene, called GSK-3, controls the signals that determine how many neurons actually end up composing the brain. This has important implications for patients with neuropsychiatric illness, as links have recently been drawn between GSK-3 and schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.

- Video produced by Courtney Potter, UNC Health Care News Office

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