Microsoft Co-Founder Commits $100M to New Institute, Gene Expression Brain Atlas | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Investor, philanthropist, and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen today committed $100 million in seed money to launch the nonprofit Allen Institute for Brain Science - a Seattle-based neuroscience research organization whose first project will be creating a map of the mammalian brain at the cellular level.

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