[ExI] World's biggest human brain map unveiled
anders at aleph.se
Thu Apr 21 08:49:53 UTC 2011
natasha at natasha.cc wrote:
> What is the "leading edge technology" that was used to create this
> computerized brain map? Does this mean that the combination of MRI,
> DTI, microarry and ISH, form this leading edge technology?
> But then it says it this is a "gene map" and that RNA was obtained
> through slicing and dicing.
The Allen brain map is one project, and they are using anatomical
sampling from two human brains. Not the complete slice and dice I would
favor, but taking a sample from roughly every region and measuring what
genes are expressed.
The conenctome project is separate.
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