Busted! A Dope Ring with Activity Clocked at Dawn and Dusk.


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Clock neurons generate circadian rhythms in behavioral activity, but the relevant pathways remain poorly understood. In this issue of Neuron, Liang et al. (2019) show that distinct clock neurons independently drive movement-promoting "ring neurons" in Drosophila through dopaminergic relays to support morning and evening locomotor activity.