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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. 


Open Science Week | Michael Stryker, Ph.D.

September 18, 2020

Our Board member Michael Stryker explains why we have always been committed to open science — freely sharing our data, tools, and resources to accelerate research. 


Open Science Week | Denise Cai, Ph.D.

September 17, 2020

Next Generation Leader Denise Cai, Ph.D, explains how the open science movement is enabling quicker breakthroughs, technological advancements, and scientific discoveries.


Open datasets can support virtual science education

September 15, 2020

Science teachers are turning to the Allen Institute’s online resources to build virtual experiments and prepare students for real-world research. 


Open Science Week | Neville Sanjana, Ph.D.

September 15, 2020

Equal access to scientific resources is enabled by open science. Next Generation Leader Neville Sanjana, Ph.D., describes how this is especially beneficial to early-career scientists who bring valuable fresh perspectives to the field.


Open Science Week | Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.

September 15, 2020

Saving scientists valuable time and resources — our commitment to open science is filling an important niche in the cell biology community explains Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, a member of our Allen Institute for Cell Science's Scientific Advisory Board.


Open Science Week | David J. Anderson, Ph.D.

September 14, 2020

We have been doing open science since day one. Neuroscientist and Allen Institute advisor David Anderson, Ph.D., describes our early days and vision for open science.

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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