We are human. We are the next frontier.
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The Allen Institute is committed to an inclusive culture which encourages, nurtures, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees, collaborators, partners, and communities. While elevating and acknowledging diversity, we will create a work environment where everyone is respected, valued and feels safe to express themselves. We will be transparent and accountable for our actions.
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.
Your life history is written in your cells' mutations
April 13, 2021
New study traces developmental history of the human body using small differences in DNA between each of our cells
Ru Gunawardane | Science in Sixty
April 12, 2021
Ru Gunawardane, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Allen Institute for Cell Science, where she leads a team of scientists, engineers, artists and other experts, all working together to understand how our cells function.
Allen Institute adds leading health care attorney to board of directors
April 8, 2021
Carla DewBerry brings expertise in health care law and background in nonprofit philanthropic boards to the research organization’s governing board
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
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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