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.
Modified, harmless viruses that light up neurons in glowing color could one day deliver treatments for deadly brain diseases
March 30, 2021
New neuroscience tools will enable detailed study of brain cells and could form the backbone of targeted gene therapies
How old is this bat? A new DNA-based test can tell.
March 23, 2021
Molecular clock links immunity, cancer suppression to bats’ extraordinarily long lives; new method could also help conservation efforts
How do you name a neuron?
March 18, 2021
A new brain cell lexicon aims to provide a common language for neuroscientists
Kate Pond | Science in Sixty
March 11, 2021
Before Kate Pond joined the Allen Institute for Immunology as a software engineer, she talked down bears as a park ranger in Alaska.
Allen Institute launches fellowship for data scientists to study the brain
March 8, 2021
The Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience, a 3-year fellowship program co-hosted by the Allen Institute and the University of Washington, is now accepting applications
Cell Shorts | Building a better model of blindness and eye disease
March 3, 2021
Researchers at the University of Washington are working on growing human retinal tissue in the lab to better understand macular degeneration, glaucoma and other vision disorders
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.