Researchers build tools and set standards for describing all the cells in the brain
Researchers show structures, nerve connections, and functions in vivid detail as part of the most detailed atlas yet of the brain’s memory bank
MAPseq uses RNA sequencing to rapidly and inexpensively find the diverse destinations of thousands of neurons in a single experiment in a single animal
We’re entering the era of big neuroscience. In a little over a year, the United States, Europe, Japan and Israel have launched brain research projects with big budgets and bold ambitions. Several other countries are expected to follow suit. But what has propelled neuroscience to the vanguard, and what impact will these initiatives have on the field?
Imagine being able to zoom into the brain to see various cells the way we zoom into Google maps of the world and to look at houses on a street.