Allen Brain Atlas

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name Allen Brain Atlas
Owner/Developer Allen Institute for Brain Science
Country United States of America
Languages English
Description The Allen Institute for Brain Science, founded in 2003 by philanthropist Paul G. Allen, is dedicated to understanding how the human brain works in health and disease. The Allen Human Brain Atlas is a unique multi-modal atlas that maps gene expression across the human brain. Integrating anatomic and genomic information, available data modalities include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), histology, and gene expression data derived from both microarray and in situ hybridization (ISH) approaches. Key features include an "all genes, all structures" microarray survey spatially mapped to the MRI, ISH cellular resolution image data for selected genes in specific brain regions, and an annotated human brain atlas guide. Anatomic and gene-based search options are available, as well as interactive viewing with the Brain Explorer 3D software.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Information System
Sub categories Database, Knowledge-base, Specialized website
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, Audio / Video, Social media, Professional online network
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Not specified
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction
Purpose Documentation and information