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Caption: Yoon et al. use modeling in iPSCs and mice to examine the functional effects of 15q11.2 CNVs, a known risk factor for several neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia. Their analysis highlights defects in adherens junctions and polarity in neural stem cells associated with haploinsufficiency of the cytoskeletal regulator CYFIP1. The cover image was created using images of neural rosettes derived from human iPSCs with and without a 15q11.2 microdeletion (round circles) and images of radial glial cells in the developing mouse cortex (thin filaments), and it is inspired by July 4th fireworks.
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