In a http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=CF2AA0B2-E7F2-99DF-34CD01DE3E68F8ED&ref=rss", it says:
What do they mean when they say 10,000 genes "could be active"? What are these genes doing in the brain cell which is interpreted as 'being active'?Kandel and Leonid Moroz of the University of Florida teamed up with other researchers to methodically identify genes expressed in Aplysia brains. They found that at any given time, more than 10,000 genes could be active within a sea slug brain cell.
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