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Allen Institute Aims to Map Whole Human Brain as Part of $173M NIH Project

By September 29, 2022No Comments

Seattle’s Allen Institute will spearhead a project to create an atlas of the cells in the human brain as part of $173 million in new funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health awarded to the institute and its collaborators.

The five-year project, announced Thursday, builds on the Allen Institute’s previous endeavors mapping the location, identity and function of cells in the brain. The institute earlier released an atlas of cells in the mouse brain and recently contributed to a recent major project comparing a brain region involved in movement between humans, mice and monkeys.