Some 100 billion neurons comprise the human brain, and there may be an equivalent number of unique brain cell types, write Sara Linker, Tracy Bedrosian and Fred Gage, who describe how scientists discovered the vast genomic diversity in neurons. "Such neuronal diversity may help explain the origin of personality in humans and interindividual behavioral variations in other animals," they write.
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