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Confocal microscopy image showing the embryonic preoptic region, sitting on the brain floor. Cortical neurogliaform cells come from this region that borders the third ventricle (middle, in black), marked by the expression of the transcription factor HMX3 (in red). (© Alexandre Dayer/UNIGE)

Most interesting quest for neuronal origins

The cerebral cortex comprises a substantial assorted variety of neurons, each showing particular qualities regarding atomic, morphological and utilitarian highlights. Yet, where are these...