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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Impact at the Allen Institute
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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.
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
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
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.
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
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.