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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: July 2017

July 27, 2017

Highlights include a new Data Stories video, learning about neurons deep in the brain, new data and visualizations for the Allen Brain Observatory, a recap of NeuroFutures and a save-the-date for Showcase 2017.


Data Stories | Visualizing the human brain

July 10, 2017

Computational biologist Ahmed Mahfouz, Ph.D., used data exclusively from the Allen Brain Atlas for his dissertation and to explore a signature of autism risk genes. He and his colleagues at Delft University of Technology and Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands also developed the open-source data visualization tool BrainScope, which was built on our publicly available human brain data.


Getting deep into the brain

June 29, 2017

What happens when we need to learn about cells deeper in the brain—ones we cannot see right on the surface?

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Allen Institute for Brain Science releases new data and visualizations for Allen Brain Observatory

June 21, 2017

Improved algorithms, new biometrics and refreshed data make information about the brain’s response to visual stimuli more accurate