Categories
Health Sciences Technology

One-Fourth of the Fruit Fly Brain Mapped

The average fruit fly may be as small as the head of a pin but it has about 100,000 neurons in their brain. Janelia has successfully mapped about 25,000 of these in their connectome.

The first human genome took over a decade and about a billion dollars to sequence and was first accomplished in 2003. Today one can sequence an entire human genome in about a day for about $3000. We are going to need to find real advancement in technology with exponential upgrades as we did with BLAST if we are ever going to reach the level of technology in Fall; or, Dodge in Hell as the human brain has about 80 BILLION NEURONS.

WHERE ARE MY QUANTUM COMPUTERS!!!!

Link: https://www.janelia.org/project-team/flyem/hemibrain