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Allen Cell Explorer

The Allen Cell Explorer is the data portal for the Allen Institute for Cell Science, where you can explore our publicly available data, tools and models. The portal provides an unprecedented view into the organizational diversity of human stem cells by combining large-scale 3D imaging data, predictive models, observations of cells, detailed methods, and cell lines that can be purchased for use in labs around the world.

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Seattle Cell Science Symposium 2018

December 15, 2018

Join us for the Seattle Cell Science Symposium, a full-day event showcasing research in the Seattle-area cell biology community.


Allen Cell Methods: Thawing human iPS cells

October 8, 2018

To ensure researchers have success working with our gene-edited human induced pluripotent stem cell lines in their lab, our Jacqueline Smith highlights nuanced techniques and helpful tips while demonstrating how to thaw a vial of human iPS cells.


5 things we (still) don't know about cells

September 24, 2018

Think your high school biology textbook has all the answers about cells? We’ve only begun to scratch the surface, researchers say.