Allen Institute Leads Global Effort to Map Human Brain

Allen Institute Leads Global Effort to Map Human Brain

Scientists at the Allen Institute are leading a new global collaboration to map the approximately 200 billion cells in the human brain by their type and function. The collaboration is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative as part of The BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network, or BICAN. It will also build detailed atlases of macaque and marmoset brains. The project is led by Ed Lein, PhD, senior investigator at the Allen …