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Mitochondria in Neurogenesis

A recent STEM CELLS review article from researchers led by Alessandro Prigione (Heinrich Heine University (HHU), Düsseldorf, Germany) discusses the emerging role of mitochondria in neural progenitor cells and the regulation of cell fate decisions during neurogenesis. Brunetti et al. believe that elucidating the importance of mitochondria in neurogenesis might be instrumental in identifying interventional targets for mitochondrial diseases, a group of rare, incurable disorders that cause neurological and neurodevelopmental defects.