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Newsletter November 2020
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Allen Institute for Brain Science
Neuron Tree

A holistic way to look at the mammalian brain’s many types of neurons

Using a technique that simultaneously captures different kinds of features from each cell, researchers lay groundwork for a “family tree” of the mouse brain, described in a new Cell publication.

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2020 Next Generation Leaders

2020 Next Generation Leaders announced

Six early-career neuroscientists will participate in a unique advisory council for neuroscience research efforts at the Allen Institute.

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EM Video

Building a wiring diagram of the brain

As part of a collaborative effort to map every connection in a cubic millimeter of mouse brain, Allen Institute scientists built an automated pipeline to slice and image the piece of cortex. They recently published an article describing their method in Nature Communications.

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Open Science Week

Inaugural Open Science Week

In September, we launched Open Science Week, a campaign to celebrate and promote the value of open science. Teachers, scientists, and other collaborators shared how open science has impacted their work in a series of videos and stories from the campaign.

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4D Nucleome Project

Projects launch to map the nucleus, the information center of our cells

Through the NIH-funded 4D Nucleome program, new efforts are underway at the Allen Institute to model the nucleus in human stem cells and capture 3D genome organization in mouse and human brain cells.

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Showcase Symposium

Join us virtually for the 2020 Showcase Symposium

The 2020 Showcase Symposium will feature presentations by scientists from the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the MindScope Program as well as our Next Generation Leaders, distinguished early-career scientists from institutions across the world. Join us online Monday, December 14 through Wednesday, December 16, at 9:00am-11:00am P.T.

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Tutorials and symposium

Open for (neuro)science tutorials and symposium

Curious about the open resources from the Allen Brain Map and how they might support your work? Join us for a series of tutorials running monthly from November to February demonstrating selected resources. On March 8-10, 2021, join us for a symposium showcasing uses of these resources in current research at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and across the field of neuroscience, as well as additional tutorials.

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In the News


A cheat sheet to help know your neurons

Cosmos, November 13, 2020

Probing fine-scale connections in the brain

Nature, October 19, 2020

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