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Allen Brain Atlas: A complete brain

The Allen Institute for Brain Science, our partners in the Neuroscience Gateway project, have just announced the completion of their Brain Atlas.

The Brain Atlas is an important new tool for many reasons. It makes freely public the results of the Allen Institute’s $100M research project looking into the activity of genes in each region of the mouse, and it allows users to navigate around the massively complex anatomy of the mouse brain in order to visualize all this gene activity. A press conference in Washington DC yesterday was well attended by scientists and others interested in a range of human conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Autism. The Brain Atlas will help researchers study these conditions many other aspects of brain function.

Interested in seeing it? www.brainatlas.org

Some examples of what other people are saying about it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/26/science/26brain.html

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060926/sc_nm/science_brain_dc_2

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/medtech/0,71846-0.html?tw=rss.index

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/09/26/226238&from=rss

And of course our own news item http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/443380c

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