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At the Allen Institute, we’re fulfilling Paul Allen’s enduring quest to push the limits of human exploration by unlocking the knowledge inside each of us. Our scientific divisions work in thoughtfully calibrated teams that continually find new ways past convention, while measuring ourselves against clear goals and metrics.

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our open positions.

Our teams are curious, innovative, diverse, and passionate about science. Join us to help make a global impact.

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We believe that a healthy, balanced life helps our staff do great work.

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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

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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.

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News from the Allen Institute: April 2021

April 1, 2021

Listen to our newly launched podcast, #BlackExcellence video series, a new model of blindness, and more.

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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

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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

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News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: March 2021

March 18, 2021

New open calls for ADI awards, Immunometabolism ADIs announced, and more

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How do you name a neuron?

March 18, 2021

A new brain cell lexicon aims to provide a common language for neuroscientists

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Kate Pond | Science in Sixty

March 11, 2021

Before Kate Pond joined the Allen Institute for Immunology as a software engineer, she talked down bears as a park ranger in Alaska.

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Cell Shorts | Building a better model of blindness and eye disease

March 3, 2021

Researchers at the University of Washington are working on growing human retinal tissue in the lab to better understand macular degeneration, glaucoma and other vision disorders

Podcast

Lab Notes | The novelist and the scientist

March 2, 2021

When neuroscientist Christina Kim published an important research study, her close friend, novelist Yaa Gyasi, wanted to understand more about her friend’s work, so she asked to shadow her in the lab. That experience eventually formed the basis for Gyasi’s moving novel about addiction and mental illness, Transcendent Kingdom.

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Eric Isaac | #BlackExcellence

February 28, 2021

Black History Month 2021, we're celebrating Black excellence at the Allen Institute. Here in his own words is Software Engineer Eric Isaac.

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Jacquie Estep | #BlackExcellence

February 23, 2021

Black History Month 2021, we're celebrating Black Excellence across the Allen Institute. Here in her own words is Program Manager Jacquie Estep

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Alice Mukora | #BlackExcellence

February 17, 2021

Black History Month 2021, we're celebrating Black Excellence across the Allen Institute. Here in her own words is Data Analyst Alice Mukora.

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Delissa McMillen | #BlackExcellence

February 8, 2021

Black History Month 2021, we're celebrating Black excellence across the Allen Institute. Here in her own words is Research Associate Delissa McMillen.

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Yeme Bishaw | #BlackExcellence

February 1, 2021

Black History Month 2021, we're celebrating Black Excellence across the Allen Institute. Here in her own words is Research Associate Yeme Bishaw.

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