This Week in PNAS | GenomeWeb

This Week in PNAS

Two open access papers published this week in PNAS score for systems biology. Neuroscientists at Yale, Harvard, and the Burnham Institute report that when they implanted undifferentiated human neural stem cells into primates made to show symptoms of Parkinson's disease, some of these cells improved behavior and increased dopamine levels.

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