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China's Brain Mappers Zoom In on Neural Connections

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Science  05 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6005, pp. 747
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6005.747

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A research team in China has created the most detailed three-dimensional map yet of all the connections between the neurons in a complete mouse brain. The project, unveiled this week online in Science, hasn't revealed any major surprises so far, but its data and the new automated instrument that produced the brain atlas provide an important foundation for future studies, researchers say.