We are human. We are the next frontier.
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.
Impact at the Allen Institute
Learn more about our approach to collaborative, open science.
Read more about the Allen Institute in the news and stories highlighting accomplishments and partnerships.
Hodgkin lymphoma recruits and trains immune cells to help it thrive
January 14, 2020
Study also highlights possible new targets for treatment, how to better tailor cancer therapies for individual patients
A visual year in review: 13 highlights from the Allen Institute in 2019
December 18, 2019
A look back on the year’s major moments in neuroscience, cell biology, immunology and the frontiers of bioscience
These visual neurons don’t work the way scientists thought, study finds
December 16, 2019
Less than 10% of neurons in the mouse visual system behave the way scientists thought most such cells work to perceive the outside world. What the other 90% are doing is far from clear.
These small proteins reveal a new kind of brain diversity
December 5, 2019
Endorphins and other neuropeptides vary widely between brain cell types and point to new possible targets for psychiatric drugs, study finds
2019 Annual Report: Unlocking the mysteries of us
December 3, 2019
At the Allen Institute, we're bringing our unique approach to bear on human biology.
Data Stories | How bird brains help us understand our own
December 2, 2019
Erich Jarvis studies how vocal learning evolves. Allen Institute resources are helping him connect the dots from bird song to human speech.
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.