New Publication: A Bidirectional Circuit Switch Reroutes Pheromone Signals in Male and Female Brains

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Having just paid my annual subscription ... time to put that JEDI server to work! We had a paper come out just before Christmas based on the work of 2 students and a post-doc in my group:

http://www.cell.com/abstract/S0092-8674(13)01476-1

Our institute had a news piece which is a pretty fair summary:

http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/a-switch-in-the-brain/

I think it's a really nice story and the first demonstration of a bidirectional or changeover switch in circuit connectivity between the sexes. There's anatomy to show the circuit layout, physiology to prove differences in functional connectivity and genetic manipulations to show which neurons need to be female or male for the circuit to function in its male or female state.

Best,

Greg.

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