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Newsletter April 2021
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Lab Notes: The stories behind the science

Lab Notes: The stories behind the science

The Allen Institute’s new podcast, Lab Notes, pulls back the curtain to reveal the human stories behind headline-grabbing scientific studies and breakthroughs. Our latest episode features novelist Yaa Gyasi in conversation with her friend and inspiration for her latest book, neuroscientist Tina Kim.

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#BlackExcellence Video Series

#BlackExcellence Video Series

For Black History Month this year, three Black neuroscientists at the Allen Institute for Brain Science shared their stories and inspiration for their work with us in a video series.

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Viral tools for neuroscience could one day deliver gene therapies

Viral tools for neuroscience could one day deliver gene therapies

Two new studies highlight a suite of modified, harmless viruses that light up neurons in glowing color. These tools will enable detailed study of brain cells and could form the backbone of targeted gene therapies for brain disease.

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How do you name a neuron?

How do you name a neuron?

A new brain cell lexicon, the common cell type nomenclature, aims to provide a common language for neuroscientists.

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Neuroscience fellowship for early-career data scientists

Neuroscience fellowship for early-career data scientists

Applications for the Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience at the Allen Institute and University of Washington will continue to be considered after the April 15 deadline on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Interested applicants should be within three years of completing a Ph.D. in data science-related fields.

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2021 BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

2021 BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

Join neuroscientists from the Allen Institute and elsewhere for this year’s BRAIN Initiative Investigators meeting, held virtually June 15-17, 2021. Allen Institute for Brain Science Senior Investigator Ed Lein will present one of the plenary sessions on June 16.

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In the News


The Connected Connectome Part 2: Beyond the Fly

Simons Foundation, March 22, 2021

Tracking traffic patterns in the mouse brain

PhysicsWorld, March 2, 2021

'Providers Don't Even Listen': Barriers To Alzheimer's Care When You're Not White

NPR, March 2, 2021

Women in STEM interview: Kim Smith

Takara Bio, February 26, 2021

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