Test Out the Allen Human Brain Atlas

April 30, 2011

It's been seven years since Paul Allen's Brain Atlas project made Spectrum's Winners list. Back then, the Allen Institute for Brain Science researchers were working on an atlas of the humble mouse brain. Now, they've released the human edition, which maps genetic and biochemistry data to 1,000 discrete anatomical sites in the brain. The hope is that scientists will be able to use this new database to inform research on autism, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.