Background

The Electronic Atlas of the Developing Human Brain (EADHB) was funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Brain Project (grant numbers: HD39928-02 followed by R01 MH070370).

The long-term aim of this work was to create a digital atlas comprising:

The digital atlas was also linked to a gene expression database that has been developed from the Edinburgh Mouse Atlas Project gene expression database (EMAGE). Again, the major funder was NIH, as above, with additional funding from EU FP6 (DGEMap, contract number 011993).

With the agreement of the funders, both the digital atlas and the gene expression database have been brought together on the HuDSeN website and are now the:

HuDSeN Electronic Atlas of the Developing Human
HuDSeN Human Gene Expression Spatial Database

Currently the MRC/Wellcome Trust-funded HDBR project is supporting the HuDSeN atlas and gene expression database.

In the future, HuDSeN aims to provide the wider scientific and medical communities with a dynamic tool for documenting and analyzing gene expression patterns and morphological changes in the developing human brain.