Brain development controlled by epigenetic factor

This research has important implications for brain development in children and possibly also for Alzheimers. I do, however, question the wisdom of using mutant mice for studies of brain development. I mean, have comic books taught us nothing?

This discovery sheds light on how epigenetic control and neural stem cells may be involved in regulating human brain development, and has implications for intellectual disability in human patients, as well as for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. This finding also suggests new directions for further research on learning and memory during human development and aging since the hippocampus is so important for both mental processes.