PR Newswire: Allen Institute Shares First Open Database Of Live Human Brain Cells (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Allen Institute Shares First Open Database Of Live Human Brain Cells (PRESS RELEASE). “The Allen Institute for Brain Science has added the first data from human nerve cells to the Allen Cell Types Database: a publicly available tool for researchers to explore and understand the building blocks of the human brain. This first release includes electrical properties from approximately 300 living cortical neurons of different types derived from 36 patients, with accompanying 3D reconstructions of their shape or anatomy for 100 cells, and computer models simulating the electrical behavior of these neurons. The database will also contain gene expression profiles, based on measurements of all genes used by 16,000 individual cells, from three adult human brains.”