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Saturday, November 21, 2015

brain’s genetic patterns

Allen Institute scientists identify human brain’s most common genetic patterns

Gene expression in human brain
An image from the Allen Brain Explorer shows gene expression across the human brain. (Credit: Allen Institute for Brain Science)

Researchers say they’ve traced 32 of the most common genetic patterns at work in the human brain, as part of a mapping project that could lead to new insights about Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
“We’re really trying to understand the genetic basis for the architecture of the human brain,” said Ed Lein, a researcher at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and one of the authors of a study published online today by Nature Neuroscience./.../

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