Sep 15, 2006
(Vol. 26, No. 16)
Adult C57BL/6J Mouse Brain 3-D Digital Atlas
It’s interesting that anatomical imaging collections have been around for a long time, but now in the genomics era, at least one of them is describing its collection as being something essential for understanding sequencing information. While there are efforts in this project that link brain structure to known mutations, the coupling of these two projects is interesting to note. The site offers 3-D magnetic resonance microscopy images of 20 segmented structures of an adult male C57BL/6J mouse. Registration is free and is required for image downloading. Tools for viewing images include a Java-based application (or Web applet) for projecting the 3-D information on 2-D screens. While the site works well for anatomical purposes, it also aims for much bigger things, including research on neuropsychoimaging, optical imaging, and awake animal imaging. An interesting site to keep an eye on.
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