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Contact: Mika Ono
Scripps Research Institute

Stum Gene Research

Caption: The new study identified a new gene and a type of nerve cell required for detection of leg position. This image shows a stum-expressing sensory neuron in a leg joint.

Credit: Image from the Cook lab, The Scripps Research Institute.

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