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


These rare human neurons generate electrical signals in two different cellular parts

September 16, 2021

With brain tissue samples donated by surgery patients come detailed descriptions of certain rare types of human cells — including new findings about the neurons’ unique electrical properties

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Celebrate Open Science Week with the Allen Institute and available open datasets

September 13, 2021

Read how we are teaming up with Amazon Web Services to share our data with the world.


Sped-up evolution may have molded the human brain by slowing neuron growth

September 9, 2021

Quickly evolving stretches of DNA unique to humans are important for brain development, a new study finds

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Brain scientists unveil wiring diagram containing 200,000 cells and nearly half billion connections in tiny piece of a mouse's brain

July 29, 2021

Detailed map captures 3D shapes of neurons and their synapses in stunning detail and is open to community for neuroscience and machine learning research

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Share methods through visual and digital protocols

July 21, 2021

See how our teams — and others — are developing effective protocols to equip researchers with essential skills and ensure that experiments can be replicated.


Inside the Human Immune System

June 22, 2021

Our immunology researchers developed a new technique, TEA-seq, to capture three types of data simultaneously from thousands of single cells.

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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