Allen Institute Releases Human Brain Map

4/12/11

The Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Seattle-based nonprofit founded by billionaire Paul Allen, is announcing today it has released what it says is the first comprehensive anatomical and genomic map of the human brain. The Allen Human Brain Atlas, based on two normal adult brains, showed about 94 percent similarity between the two specimens, the Institute said in a statement. The map is being made available as an online public resource to researchers around the world, the Institute said. The Allen Institute, founded in 2003 with a $100 million pledge from Allen, has previously released a map of the mouse brain.

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