Brain cell at­las for Alzheimer's dis­ease is the tar­get of NI­H's new col­lab­o­ra­tion with 10x Ge­nomics

Build­ing on re­cent ef­forts to cre­ate de­tailed mol­e­c­u­lar maps of the hu­man brain, the Na­tion­al In­sti­tutes of Health has tapped 10x Ge­nomics for help build­ing at­lases that com­pare the brains of healthy peo­ple to those with neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive con­di­tions in­clud­ing Alzheimer’s dis­ease, the com­pa­ny told End­points News in an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view.

The Cal­i­for­nia biotech is one of the lead­ers in tech­nolo­gies that crack open in­di­vid­ual cells to mea­sure which genes are turned on and off. By do­ing so, sci­en­tists hope to glean new in­sights about what keeps some cells healthy and what makes oth­er cells sick.

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