Databases Gone Wild: Why Does The Microsoft Guy Care About The Brain

Nov 30 2011 Published by under Database

Day 3 of 5

I'm talking about the Allen Brain Atlas, named for the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen.  I picked this database because of all of the neuroscience douches that hang around here at Scientopia.  If you ever wanted to know whether a particular gene was expressed in the brain and where at, this is the database for you.  Thanks to Allen's patronage, this database does a fantastic job and integrating genomics with the neuroanatomy of the mouse.

So go ahead and toss in your favorite gene and see where it lands.

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