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Paul G. Allen Commits $100 Million to Brain Research

Posted on: 09/16/2003

Paul G. Allen Commits $100 Million to Brain Research

Investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen today announced a commitment of $100 million in seed money dedicated to brain research and unveiled the creation of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. Founded as an innovative and unprecedented resource for neuroscientists around the world, the nonprofit Allen Institute - and its inaugural project the Allen Brain Atlas - will combine the disciplines of neuroscience and genomics to create a map of the mammalian brain at the cellular level. Through a collection of gene expression maps, brain circuitry and cell location, the Atlas will illustrate the functional anatomy of the brain.

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