WHAT'S NEW

Latest Data Release March 16, 2017

The latest updates to the online public resources available through the Allen Brain Atlas data portal were released on March 16, 2017. These include the addition of new data and models to the existing resource, the Allen Cell Types Database.

Highlights include:

New data: Allen Cell Types Database

  • Increase in cell number: Additional single cell electrophysiology recordings from approximately 130 cells derived from the mouse isocortex, including data from two new inhibitory transgenic Cre-mouse lines.
  • Addition of new GLIF and biophysical models as well as updates to existing models.
    • Updates to the GLIF models:
      • All GLIF models have been re-optimized with a more stable model formulation and fewer optimization parameters.
      • GLIF models are available for 633 cells.
      • Previous versions of GLIF models are available here: http://download.alleninstitute.org/informatics-archive/model-archive/
    • Updates to the biophysical models:
      • Biophysical - All Active models are available for 107 cells.
      • Biophysical - Perisomatic models are available for 195 cells.

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