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The Allen Institute is dedicated to answering some of the biggest questions in bioscience and accelerating research worldwide. The Institute is a recognized leader in large-scale research with a commitment to an open science model within its research institutes, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, and the Allen Institute for Cell Science. In 2016, the Allen Institute expanded its reach toward the broader landscape of bioscience with the launch of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, which identifies pioneers with new ideas to expand the boundaries of knowledge and make the world better.



Neuroscience data joins the cloud

August 9, 2018

Collaboration with Amazon Web Services brings 40 TB brain science dataset to the cloud


CellProfiler goes 3D

July 23, 2018

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the Allen Institute for Cell Science announced the release of CellProfiler 3.0: a free, open-source quantitative image analysis package that can identify objects in 3D images volumetrically.

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OpenScope: The First Shared Observatory for Neuroscience

July 26, 2018

Standardized platform open to researchers around the world aims to replicate the successes of large astronomy observatories


Breaching bacteria's tough outer membrane could be path to new antibiotics

July 18, 2018

Study finds outer layer of certain bacteria has very different physical properties than previously believed


A mouse called TIGRE

July 12, 2018

Newly developed genetically modified animals allow researchers to probe the brain in myriad ways 


New fluorescently tagged cell lines available, including first ‘silent’ tagged line

June 19, 2018

The Allen Cell Collection now contains five new fluorescently tagged stem cell lines, including the first cells in the collection with a tag specific to heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes.