Glowing Vulcan ears reveal brain’s lost neurons

Glowing Vulcan ears reveal brain’s lost neurons

Glowing Vulcan ears reveal brain’s lost neurons.

These glowing shapes aren’t the ears of a rave-happy Vulcan – they’re slices from a mouse’s brain. The slice on the right is from a mouse that lacks a gene called Arl13b – the same gene whose mutation causes Joubert syndrome in humans. This is a rare neurological condition that is linked with autism-spectrum disorders and brain structure malformations.