As one of the least understood organs of the human body, the brain is a tantalizing puzzle for researchers investigating Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other diseases of the mind. And if you’re Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist and investor, maybe there’s something you can do to help. In fact, Allen chose the brain as the subject of his most recent investment in scientific research: the Allen Institute for Brain Science, founded in 2001.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

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