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DNA Differences in The Brain

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Neuroscience pioneer Fred Gage was the first to demonstrate that the adult human brain produces new brain cells. He’s now discovered that the DNA in brain cells can differ from the DNA in the rest of the body. Not only that, but the DNA in one brain cell may be different from that in another.

Gage postulates that this genetic flexibility could be a mechanism by which we (our brains) adapt to life’s unpredictable challenges: