Going beyond mouse brains, a group of researchers will spend the next few years diagramming gene and cell activity in a sampling of 10 human brains.
Not content with merely mapping the 180-terabyte network of a mouse brain, researchers at Seattle's Allen Institute for Brain Science are going after bigger quarry: mapping the human brain, at least 2,000 times more complex. Their findings will shed light on the biochemistry behind gene expression and brain function.
Funded by software high-roller Paul Allen, the institute also hopes to create a 4D atlas demonstrating the growth of neural patterns over time.
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