This Week in Nature

A news feature by Jonah Lehrer takes a look at Jeff Lichtman's imaging work on creating a connectome, or a complete map of neural wiring in the mammalian brain. Having such a map, researchers argue, would lend insight into diseases like autism and schizophrenia. "The brain needs a connectome, just as modern genetics needed a genome," says Thomas Insel, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health.

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