How pieces of live human brain are helping scientists map nerve cells

An audacious project aims to figure out how humans are different from other creatures

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MENAGERIE OF NEURONS Studies of live human brain tissue have revealed cells like this reconstructed pyramidal nerve cell in exquisite detail.

Allen Institute

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