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Newsletter February 2019
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Date Stories: Emily Sylwestrak

Data Stories: A tiny brain structure with an outsized role in neurological disorders

Neuroscientist Emily Sylwestrak, Ph.D., is uncovering the molecular secrets of the habenula, a small brain structure that plays a role in addiction, depression, pain and sleep. Throughout her career, Sylwestrak has relied heavily on Allen Institute for Brain Science resources.

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Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain 2019

Applications open for Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain

Want a crash course in computational neuroscience with the opportunity to carry out novel research projects on Allen Brain Observatory datasets? Apply now for the 2019 Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain, a two-week course at Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island, WA.

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The genes that build our brains

The genes that build our brains

A new study profiled how all genes turn on and off in the human brain as it develops, from weeks after conception through to adulthood, and the role some of these genes may play in psychiatric and neurological diseases.

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Next Distinguished Seminar Series speaker: Ivan Soltesz

Stanford University’s Ivan Soltesz will visit the Allen Institute April 24 at 10:30 am to give a Distinguished Seminar. Click below to learn more and register. You can view the video from our most recent Distinguished Seminar Series speaker, Princeton University’s Sebastian Seung here.

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Cosyne 2019

Cosyne 2019

Attending Cosyne in Lisbon this week? Stop by the Allen Institute for Brain Science’s exhibitor table or attend one of our presentations or posters.

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In the News


New ways to image and control nerve cells could unlock brain mysteries

Science News, January 17, 2019

Washington state’s tech billionaires pour cash into global health

Nature, January 16, 2019

‘A new instruction manual for life’: Single-cell sequencing is opening up new avenues for potential treatments

STAT, November 21, 2018

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