In memory of our Founder, Paul G. Allen

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Paul G. Allen, 1953-2018

“Paul’s vision and insight have been an inspiration to me and to many others both here at the Institute that bears his name, and in the myriad of other areas that made up the fantastic universe of his interests. He will be sorely missed. We honor his legacy today, and every day into the long future of the Allen Institute, by carrying out our mission of tackling the hard problems in bioscience and making a significant difference in our respective fields.”

Allan Jones
President and CEO, Allen Institute

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2 million-cell experiment traces how a mammal grows, cell by single cell

February 20, 2019

Largest single-cell database of its kind sheds light on early mouse development, lays groundwork for understanding developmental diseases

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New VR game lets you learn about cells by tossing them

February 19, 2019

The app, now on display at Pacific Science Center, teaches users the stages of cell division through interactions with 3D models of human cells

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Data Stories | A tiny brain structure with an outsized role in neurological disorders

February 8, 2019

Neuroscientist Emily Sylwestrak’s studies of the habenula could one day shed light on the biology of addiction. It all began with a chance observation she made sifting through data from the Allen Institute.

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Cell Shorts | A new window into heart cells

January 30, 2019

See how Christopher Chen used the Allen Cell Collection to study the development of sarcomeres in heart muscle cells.

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New CRISPR-based technique in mice upends rules of genetic inheritance

January 23, 2019

‘Active genetics,’ the parent technique of controversial gene drives, could speed biomedical research, improve mouse models of human disease

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Allen Institute names two new executives

January 30, 2019

Todd Peterson, Ph.D., joins as Chief Scientific Officer and Lauren Hackett, MPA, as Chief Operations Officer