The nervous system of worms

For the first time, a full map of all the neurons in a worm's body...
23 July 2019
Presented by Emma Hildyard




The nervous system is a complicated network of specialised cells - neurons - that transfer information from one part of the body to another. To help our understanding of the nervous system in humans, scientists have mapped every neuron and every connection in a type of roundworm called C. elegans. Emma Hildyard asked Scott Emmons how this map was created and what it could mean...


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