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The zebra finch is an important model organism in several fields with unique relevance to human neuroscience. Like other songbirds, the zebra finch communicates through learned vocalizations, an ability otherwise documented only in humans and a few other animals and lacking in the chicken-the only bird with a sequenced genome until now. Here we present a(More)
The present study was undertaken to determine whether dyskinesia, resulting from injection of the GABA antagonist bicuculline into the external globus pallidus of intact monkeys, is induced by hyperactivity of local external pallidal neurons and ensuing hypoactivity of neurons in the internal globus pallidus, at the output of the basal ganglia. Accordingly,(More)
Alternative splicing, polyadenylation of pre-messenger RNA molecules and differential promoter usage can produce a variety of transcript isoforms whose respective expression levels are regulated in time and space, thus contributing specific biological functions. However, the repertoire of mammalian alternative transcripts and their regulation are still(More)
UNLABELLED Massive parallel sequencing has revolutionized the search for pathogenic variants in the human genome, but for routine diagnosis, re-sequencing of the complete human genome in a large cohort of patients is still far too expensive. Recently, novel genome partitioning methods have been developed that allow to target re-sequencing to specific(More)
MOTIVATION Automatic error correction of high-throughput sequencing data can have a dramatic impact on the amount of usable base pairs and their quality. It has been shown that the performance of tasks such as de novo genome assembly and SNP calling can be dramatically improved after read error correction. While a large number of methods specialized for(More)
Data in the literature support two apparently contradictory hypotheses: that of parallel processing and that of informational convergence in the basal ganglia. We present electrophysiological data supporting one and the other. Thus, at the output of the basal ganglia, in the intact monkey, neurons of the pallidum respond almost exclusively and in small(More)
The Metagenomics and Metadesign of the Subways and Urban Biomes (MetaSUB) International Consortium is a novel, interdisciplinary initiative comprised of experts across many fields, including genomics, data analysis, engineering, public health, and architecture. The ultimate goal of the MetaSUB Consortium is to improve city utilization and planning through(More)
of a dissertation at the University of Miami. How do neighboring neurons differ? How are they similar? How do they relate to each other? Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and amacrine cells are born during the same developmental window, from the same population of progenitor cells, and some amacrine cells even migrate to the same retinal layer where RGCs(More)
Marine diatoms constitute a major component of eukaryotic phytoplankton and stand at the crossroads of several evolutionary lineages. These microalgae possess peculiar genomic features and novel combinations of genes acquired from bacterial, animal and plant ancestors. Furthermore, they display both DNA methylation and gene silencing activities. Yet, the(More)
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