The CeNGEN Project: The Complete Gene Expression Map of an Entire Nervous System

Neuron. 2018 Aug 8;99(3):430-433. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.07.042.


Differential gene expression defines individual neuron types and determines how each contributes to circuit physiology and responds to injury and disease. The C. elegans Neuronal Gene Expression Map & Network (CeNGEN) will establish a comprehensive gene expression atlas of an entire nervous system at single-neuron resolution.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins / genetics*
  • Chromosome Mapping / methods
  • Chromosome Mapping / trends*
  • Gene Expression Profiling / methods
  • Gene Expression Profiling / trends
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (U.S.) / trends*
  • Nervous System
  • Nervous System Physiological Phenomena / genetics*
  • United States


  • Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins