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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.


To understand human cells, scientists look beyond genes

June 16, 2021

Deep dive into detailed images of human heart cells uncovers a disconnect between gene expression and cell structure


Study maps all the types of neurons across two major structures of the mouse brain

May 18, 2021

Cell-type parts list of the mouse neocortex and the hippocampal formation yields new information about how the mammalian brain evolved and develops


Shannon Reynolds | Science in Sixty

May 19, 2021

In our latest Science in Sixty, meet Shannon Reynolds, who has always had a knack for solving complex problems. 


Lab Notes | Fire Inside: The quest to understand and prevent rheumatoid arthritis

May 17, 2021

There is new hope for rheumatoid arthritis patients as researchers have come together for a collaborative project to uncover how the disease begins – and how to stop it in its tracks.

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.

Learn more about our approach to collaborative, open science.

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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