We are human. We are the next frontier.
A statement from the Allen Institute:
Black Lives Matter.
We, the Allen Institute, stand with our Black employees.
We want to be more than allies. We want to further our commitment as accomplices.
We are in this together.
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.
Read more about the Allen Institute in the news and stories highlighting accomplishments and partnerships.
Mouse study uncovers links between unsung brain cells and Huntington’s disease — and possible path for human therapies
October 21, 2020
Astrocytes, once thought of as inert ‘brain glue,’ may turn out to be key players in Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
New cell line lets researchers use CRISPR to reversibly switch off genes
October 20, 2020
‘CRISPR interference’ technique enables study of basic cell biology and disease in human stem cells
Projects launch to map the nucleus, the information center of our cells
October 15, 2020
Through the NIH-funded 4D Nucleome program, new efforts are underway to model the nucleus in human stem cells and capture 3D genome organization in mouse and human brain cells.
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Announces New Allen Distinguished Investigators
October 8, 2020
Collaborative projects funded by the awards will address important questions about neurodegenerative disease, nucleus biology, and protein turnover
Accelerating Frontier Science | The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group
October 7, 2020
The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group seeks pioneers and explorers willing to make big advancements, take risks, ask questions, be tenacious, and have curiosity to change the face of biology.
An automated pipeline for understanding how the brain is wired
October 2, 2020
Allen Institute for Brain Science researchers built an automated electron microscopy pipeline to help us understand how the brain is wired.
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.
Learn more about our approach to collaborative, open science.