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A Whole New Atlas

The Allen Institute for Brain Science -- known to this community as the place behind the Mouse Brain Atlas -- has announced a new atlas initiative, this one in partnership with the Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at the Swedish institute. Funded by the Ivy Foundation, the Ivy Glioblastoma Atlas Project will build a 3D brain atlas specific to glioblastoma, looking at 1,000 genes in 64 patients.

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