In September, we celebrated our third annual Open Science Week. Highlights included a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) about Alzheimer’s disease, behind the scenes tours of our scientists’ research in a short video series, and an ongoing Twitter conversation with our scientists and collaborators.
With newly announced grants from the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative, the Allen Institute is now leading a global collaboration to map the entire human brain at cellular detail. Additional newly funded projects include primate brain atlases, maps of developing mouse brain, coordination and knowledge sharing, and brain function research.
‘Epigenetic clocks’ vary with disease and even by organ, but scientists are still trying to understand why. We spoke with Allen Distinguished Investigator Steve Horvath to learn more about his research on epigenetic aging and human health.