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Observatories of the mind

Nature volume 483, pages 397398 (22 March 2012) | Download Citation

An ambitious project to map the mouse brain at the Allen Institute for Brain Science is a huge undertaking that may unify neuroscience, argue Christof Koch and R. Clay Reid.

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  1. Christof Koch is at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, Washington 98103, USA, and at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA.

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  2. R. Clay Reid is at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA, and will join the Allen Institute this summer.

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