The Rising Stars

By sequencing the DNA of single neurons, Harvard Medical School's Gilad Evrony found that neurons that are situated right next to each other don't always share the same mutations. Evrony, who is on Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35 list this year, further mapped these mutations back to their origins to find that many arise in brain cells over the course of a person's life.

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