Brain’s growth, networks unveiled in new maps

Brain’s growth, networks unveiled in new maps

Human, mouse brains probed in detail

By Laura Sanders, 11:35 AM April 2, 2014

Two new maps illustrate human and mouse brains in sharp relief, offering insights into how brains are built and operate. The studies, led by scientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle and published  April 2 in Nature, join other recent large-scale descriptions of the brain (SN Online: 3/27/14; 2/17/14).

The new human map covers territory that’s still forming. By studying levels of gene activity in four postmortem fetal brains, researchers were able to describe how genes in ...

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