Christof Koch (left) president and chief scientific officer works with senior research associate Julie Nyhus (right) at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, WASH., USA. Here Nyhus holds a slice of human brain being used in research.
[SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA} The Allen Institute for Brain Science is a Seattle-based independent, nonprofit medical research organization dedicated to accelerating the understanding of how the human brain works. The Allen Institute promotes the advance of brain research by providing free data and tools to scientists worldwide with the aim of catalyzing discovery in disparate research programs and disease areas.
Started with $100 million in seed money from philanthropist Paul Allen in 2003, the Institute tackles projects at the leading edge of science—far-reaching projects at the intersection of biology and technology. The resulting data create free, publicly available resources that fuel discovery for countless researchers