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Genes edited to create color-coded stem cells

Researchers in Seattle have taken advantage of two of the hottest trends in biotech – cell reprogramming and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing – to create human stem cells that glow as they turn into different tissue types. The Allen Institute for Cell Science … Continue reading

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Allen Institute leaders share Big Science vision

Big Science, Team Science, Open Science: In this week’s issue of Neuron, two top executives at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science lay out a manifesto for the future of large research projects. Christof Koch, the institute’s president and chief … Continue reading

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Brain atlas gets printed … all 350 pages’ worth

As neuroscience marches on, researchers are creating more and more brain mapsand atlases – but the Allen Human Brain Reference Atlas is a rarity. This week it’s actually being published as a 350-page atlas you can hold in your hands. Like most … Continue reading

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Monkey genes shed light on brain mysteries

A project led by Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science has mapped out how genes get fired up in key areas of a rhesus monkey’s brain as it develops – and the results could help researchers unlock the mysteries surrounding autism, microcephaly, … Continue reading

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Brain Observatory peers into the minds of mice

The Allen Brain Observatory is open for business, revealing what’s running through the mind of a mouse as it sees patterns of light and dark, pictures of butterflies and tigers – or even the opening scene of Orson Welles’ 1958 classic film, … Continue reading

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Scientists join forces to study aging brains

Scientists from Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science, the University of Washington and Group Health Research Institute have put together a first-of-its-kind database of brain imagery and medical data, to help unravel the potential links between brain injuries, aging and … Continue reading

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Semantic Scholar dives into scientific search

Baseball players are judged by their batting averages, RBIs, ERAs and other statistics voluminous enough to fill a scorecard. But how do you rate researchers? The classic measure is citations: that is, who’s quoting whom in their research papers. But just as … Continue reading

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