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flashing fish brains

When cutting edge microscopy meets cutting edge genetics: flashing fish brains [more inside]
posted by kisch mokusch on Mar 19, 2013 - 23 comments

Somewhere, over the brainbow...

Brainbow. Using some very cool genetic tricks, Harvard scientists have found a way to make transgenic mice that express various mixtures of different coloured fluorescent proteins in their neurons. The result, individual brain cells with up to 90 distinct colours. Not surprisingly, this visually impressive work is in this month's issue of Nature.
posted by kisch mokusch on Nov 1, 2007 - 19 comments

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