NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Stanford University School of Medicine-led team has identified a set of 136 genes whose expression seems to coordinate activity across various brain regions while it is at rest.

Imaging studies, the researchers noted, have indicated that distinct brain regions work together to form networks that synchronize resting brain activity, but the molecular mechanisms behind this functional connectivity have been unclear.

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