Rainbow brain

Posted by Dan on Nov 16th, 2007
2007
Nov 16

Remember the “this is your brain on drugs” ads? Well, this is a genetically modified mouse brain, sliced and lit up under a microscope with fluorescent light.

Borrowing genes from bacteria, coral and jellyfish, Harvard scientists have set mice brains aglow in a bold panoply of colors, revealing the intricate highways and byways of neuronal connections… (more).

Nice colors! I don’t know about the science, but it sure works as art. Thanks to TTB for the link.