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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.


About us:

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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News Highlights

Read more about the Allen Institute in the news and stories highlighting accomplishments and partnerships. 

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Old age changes the way blood accesses the brain

July 7, 2020

A new study in mice shows that contrary to longstanding dogma, blood proteins easily cross into the brain, but transport machinery breaks down with age

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Seattle researchers team up to build hi-res brain map of Alzheimer's disease

June 25, 2020

$40.5M NIH-funded project aims to pinpoint cells at the root of the progressive brain disease and home in on new therapeutic targets

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Cell Shorts | Lab-grown human skin holds promise for skin grafts

June 4, 2020

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.

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A new high-resolution, 3D map of the whole mouse brain

May 7, 2020

The reference atlas, years in the making, offers common ground to put neuroscience findings in context

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Science Matters | Redefining the immune system

April 29, 2020

Tom Bumol, Ph.D., the Executive Director of the Allen Institute for Immunology, describes his team's efforts to better understand the human immune system in health and disease.

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.


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Our Revolutionary Scientific Resources

Atlases that map the brain, a “periodic table” 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—and ultimately disease, all available on the Allen Cell Explorer.

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