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News Highlights

Read more about the Allen Institute in the news and stories highlighting accomplishments and partnerships. 


New technique explores the ins and outs of our immune cells

May 6, 2021

Method that captures 3 different characteristics of individual human cells at once can shed light on aging and disease


Kathy Richmond | Science in Sixty

May 5, 2021

Kathryn Richmond, Senior Director of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, is looking for the best ideas out there to change how we think about biology and accelerate discovery.

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Allen Institute and BioMarin team up to develop gene therapies for rare brain diseases.

April 28, 2021

The collaboration leverages technologies intended to target gene expression to specific cells within the central nervous system


Your life history is written in your cells' mutations

April 13, 2021

New study traces developmental history of the human body using small differences in DNA between each of our cells


Ru Gunawardane | Science in Sixty

April 12, 2021

Ru Gunawardane, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Allen Institute for Cell Science, where she leads a team of scientists, engineers, artists and other experts, all working together to understand how our cells function.

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Allen Institute adds leading health care attorney to board of directors

April 8, 2021

Carla DewBerry brings expertise in health care law and background in nonprofit philanthropic boards to the research organization’s governing board

Our Impact on Science, and our World

Our knowledge, data and tools have been a catalyst across the world, allowing other scientists to accelerate their research and advance our understanding of human health and disease.

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See how researcher Kathryn McGuckin Wuertz is trying to understand the relationship between infectious diseases and neurological diseases
Researchers have succeeded in growing the most lifelike human skin in the lab to date. Allen Institute for Cell Science cell lines formed the basis for the human skin organoids.

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Our Revolutionary Scientific Resources

Atlases that map the brain, a ‚Äúperiodic table‚ÄĚ of cell types in the brain, and an observatory allowing for a large-scale approach to understanding the brain and watching neurons fire in real time, are all available on Allen Brain Map.
We created the first predictive and integrated 3D cell explorer and a collection of human stem cells to help improve the collective understanding of human cells in health‚ÄĒand ultimately disease, all available on the Allen Cell Explorer.

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