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Newsletter June 2021
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Your life history is written in your cells' mutations

Your life history is written in your cells' mutations

A new study led by researchers at the Allen Discovery Center for Human Brain Evolution in Boston traces the developmental history of the human body using small differences in DNA between each of our cells.

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Stories


Science in Sixty | Kathy Richmond

Science in Sixty | Kathy Richmond

A new video series explores the diverse backgrounds, experiences and personal stories of Allen Institute scientists and other staff — all in 60 seconds. Kathryn Richmond, Senior Director of the Frontiers Group, shares her outlook on biology and discovery.

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How old is this bat? A new DNA-based test can tell.

How old is this bat? A new DNA-based test can tell.

An epigenetic clock links immunity, cancer suppression to bats’ extraordinarily long lives. The new method could also help conservation efforts, says Allen Distinguished Investigator Steve Horvath, Ph.D.

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Updates on Frontiers initiatives

Update on Frontiers initiatives

Ask Anything, Change Everything

Review is underway for the more than 400 ideas from 13 different countries submitted to the Ask Anything, Change Everything challenge. Later this year, top ideas will be selected and technology teams that can realize these ideas will submit proposals. Up to 10 awards will be given, totaling $10M.

2021 Allen Distinguished Investigator Awards

The three 2021 Allen Distinguished Investigator award initiatives received more than 230 letters of intent from 15 different countries; teams with top project ideas were invited to submit full proposals. Up to 11 awards will be made for up to $16.5M total funding to support pioneering research in:
1) Micropeptides 
2) Neural Circuit Design
3) Mammalian Synthetic Development

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In the News


Six Projects Win Funding in 1st year of Scialog: Microbiome, Neurobiology and Disease

Scialog, June 18, 2021

UCI researchers win funding to shed light on interactions between metabolism, immunity

UCI News, June 13, 2021

Persuading the Body to Regenerate Its Limbs

The New Yorker, May 3, 2021

Repairing stroke and Alzheimer’s disease damage with stem cell therapy

Health Europa, April 22, 2021

Meet the Xenobots: Living, biological machines that could revolutionize robotics

Digital Trends, April 12, 2021

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