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Science 320 (5873): 185-186

Copyright © 2008 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Axons Seek Neighborly Advice

Keith K. Murai1* Elena B. Pasquale2*

Cell contact-dependent communication between adjacent motor and sensory neurons prevents miswiring of developing neural circuits.

1Centre for Research in Neuroscience, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, QC H3G 1A4, Canada.

2Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, CA 92037; and Pathology Department, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA.

*To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail:; elenap{at}

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