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Newsletter December 2021
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$20M awards fund studies of brain evolution and animal development

$20M awards fund studies of brain evolution and animal development

The Allen Discovery Center for Human Brain Evolution and the Allen Discovery Center for Cell Lineage Tracing are entering new, four-year phases of discovery, poised to address large questions about biology.

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Stories


Sped-up evolution may have molded the human brain

Sped-up evolution may have molded the human brain

A study of human accelerated regions, quickly evolving stretches of DNA unique to humans, has pinpointed a region that appears to influence human brain development by slowing neuron growth.

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Exploring Frontiers: Predicting Biology Webinar

Exploring Frontiers: Predicting Biology Webinar

This fall, we gathered virtually to discuss ways to improve translational biology in moving from mouse models to human disease. If you missed it, you can watch the video online.

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Update on Ask Anything, Change Everything

Update on Ask Anything, Change Everything

Two calls for up to $10 million in total funds will be announced in early 2022. Topics of these calls were selected from the over 400 frontier ideas submitted to our Ask Anything, Change Everything initiative earlier this year. Please check our website and emails in the future for more details.

In the News


How do Hox genes control the way we look?

BioTechniques, November 23, 2021

A Vision for the Future of Science Philanthropy

Issues in Science and Technology, November 9, 2021

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