Gene Expression For Allen Brain Atlas, First Step is 10% of Mouse Genome | GenomeWeb

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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