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Shannon Reynolds | Science in Sixty

May 19, 2021

In our latest Science in Sixty, meet Shannon Reynolds, who has always had a knack solving complex problems. 


Study maps all the types of neurons across two major structures of the mouse brain

May 18, 2021

Cell-type parts list of the mouse neocortex and the hippocampal formation yields new information about how the mammalian brain evolved and develops


Lab Notes | Fire Inside: The quest to understand and prevent rheumatoid arthritis

May 17, 2021

There is new hope for rheumatoid arthritis patients as researchers have come together for a collaborative project to uncover how the disease begins – and how to stop it in its tracks.


Brian Lee | Science in Sixty

May 12, 2021

Learn about Brian Lee's career journey and research in our latest Science in Sixty.


Apply to be a Next Generation Leader

May 11, 2021

Applications for the 2021 cohort are now open. Apply by June 24, 2021.


New technique explores the ins and outs of our immune cells

May 6, 2021

Method that captures 3 different characteristics of individual human cells at once can shed light on aging and disease


Kathy Richmond | Science in Sixty

May 5, 2021

Kathryn Richmond, Senior Director of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, is looking for the best ideas out there to change how we think about biology and accelerate discovery.


News from the Allen Institute for Cell Science: April 2021

April 22, 2021

Highlights include: our latests Science in Sixty video featuring Ru Gunawardane, Ph.D., a new Cell Shorts video, new cell lines and plasmids, upcoming webinars, and more.


News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: April 2021

April 21, 2021

Highlights include: our latest Lab Notes podcast, videos featuring Black excellence at the Allen Institute, new studies highlighting viral tools, and more.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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

March 18, 2021

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


How do you name a neuron?

March 18, 2021

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


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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