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Look in the labs | Electron Microscopy Suite

Mapping the brain is a gigantic undertaking.


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Look in the labs | Electron Microscopy Suite

See how researchers at the Allen Institute are using electron microscopy to map intricate connections between brain cells at ultra-high resolution. In this lab, researchers stain tissue samples with heavy metals, embed them in resin, cut the samples into ultra-thin slices, and image them with transmission electron microscopes. Data is produced at 4nm/pixel processed by computational scientists on the team who aligns, segments, and processes the connectomics data for analysis.

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