We are human. We are the next frontier.

The Allen Institute is fiercely committed to solving some of the biggest mysteries of bioscience, researching the unknown of human biology, in the brain, the human cell and the immune system. At the same time, we are pushing the frontiers of bioscience to continue to explore the edges of scientific discovery. 

Our scientists within each division collaborate in a team science approach, tackling big science projects. And everything learned within our walls is shared publicly across the world in what we call open science

All this work is done to fulfill our founder Paul G. Allen’s vision for accelerating global progress towards improving health and lengthening life.

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Out of Balance | Maria’s journey with melanoma

November 11, 2019

A fortuitous event led to an early diagnosis. Ten years later, her cancer journey is not over.

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The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Names New Allen Distinguished Investigators

November 6, 2019

Five new awardees will embark on stem cell and tissue research with the potential to impact human health

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A new high-resolution map of how the brain is wired

October 30, 2019

Systematic tracing of how neurons connect reveals mammalian brain’s ‘org chart’ of possible information flow

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4 takeaways from 2019’s largest neuroscience meeting

October 29, 2019

More than 27,000 brain scientists gathered at SfN to share their latest and greatest research findings. Here are a few among many standouts.

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How Hollywood’s latest animation technique is shedding new light on cell biology

October 28, 2019

A method developed to make more realistic computer graphics now forms the backbone of new 3D cell visualization tool

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Scientists find mouse neurons that are unique to male or female brains

October 17, 2019

Study linking behaviors with cells in an ancient section of the brain also pinpointed a neuron tied to social fear

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 Randy Ellis uses the Allen Brain Observatory dataset as he works to find new ways to treat drug addiction.
See how Kapil Bharti from the National Eye Institute is working to find new therapies for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with the help of the Allen Cell Collection.


Our Revolutionary Scientific Resources

Atlases that map the brain, a “periodic table” 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—and ultimately disease, all available on the Allen Cell Explorer.

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