Most detailed human brain map yet is ‘laying the foundation for finding future cures’
Scientists have published the most detailed catalog yet of the human brain’s billions of cells and how their genes are used, revealing new clues about what goes wrong in disease and providing new footholds for developing targeted therapies, according to interviews that Endpoints News conducted with more than a dozen people involved in the massive project.
The $250 million cellular parts list is the product of a five-year effort known as the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) and was largely funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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