We are human. We are the next frontier.
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.
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.
Can we find gratitude in 2020?
November 23, 2020
In the lead-up to Thanksgiving, Allen Institute researchers and staff share what they are grateful for, in this strange and trying year
Allen Institute announces 2020 Next Generation Leaders
November 18, 2020
Six early-career neuroscientists will participate in unique advisory council for the Institute
The mammalian brain is built from many kinds of neurons. A new study reveals a holistic way to look at them.
November 12, 2020
Using a technique that simultaneously captures different kinds of features from each cell, researchers lay groundwork for a “family tree” of the brain
Mouse study uncovers links between unsung brain cells and Huntington’s disease — and possible path for human therapies
October 21, 2020
Astrocytes, once thought of as inert ‘brain glue,’ may turn out to be key players in Huntington’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
New cell line lets researchers use CRISPR to reversibly switch off genes
October 20, 2020
‘CRISPR interference’ technique enables study of basic cell biology and disease in human stem cells
Projects launch to map the nucleus, the information center of our cells
October 15, 2020
Through the NIH-funded 4D Nucleome program, new efforts are underway to model the nucleus in human stem cells and capture 3D genome organization in mouse and human brain cells.
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.
Learn more about our approach to collaborative, open science.