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News at the Allen Institute
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These rare human neurons generate electrical signals in two different cellular parts
September 16, 2021
With brain tissue samples donated by surgery patients come detailed descriptions of certain rare types of human cells — including new findings about the neurons’ unique electrical properties
In the News
Celebrate Open Science Week with the Allen Institute and available open datasets
September 13, 2021
Read how we are teaming up with Amazon Web Services to share our data with the world.
Sped-up evolution may have molded the human brain by slowing neuron growth
September 9, 2021
Quickly evolving stretches of DNA unique to humans are important for brain development, a new study finds
Open educator resources
September 9, 2021
The Allen Institute is known for our commitment to open science – sharing our data and analysis tools freely with the scientific community. Our resources can also help educators provide real-world and cutting-edge science experiences for their students.
Open for (cell) science tutorials
September 8, 2021
Join us for a series of tutorials showcasing open resources from the Allen Cell Explorer.
In the News
Share methods through visual and digital protocols
July 21, 2021
See how our teams — and others — are developing effective protocols to equip researchers with essential skills and ensure that experiments can be replicated.
News from the Allen Institute for Cell Science: July 2021
July 15, 2021
Highlights include a new study that takes a deep dive into detailed images of human heart cells, new cell lines and plasmids, upcoming tutorials, and more.
News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science
July 14, 2021
Highlights include: a new study that maps all types of neurons across two major structures of the mouse brain, new Science in Sixty videos, and more.
News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: June 2021
June 23, 2021
Highlights include a new study by the Allen Discovery Center for Human Brain Evolution, a Science in Sixty video featuring Kathryn Richmond, and more.
News from the Allen Institute: June 2021
June 22, 2021
Highlights include a new Lab Notes podcast: Fire Inside, a Science in Sixty video featuring our Shannon Reynolds, a new study led by researchers at the Allen Discovery Center for Human Brain Evolution and more.
Inside the Human Immune System
June 22, 2021
Our immunology researchers developed a new technique, TEA-seq, to capture three types of data simultaneously from thousands of single cells.
To understand human cells, scientists look beyond genes
June 16, 2021
Deep dive into detailed images of human heart cells uncovers a disconnect between gene expression and cell structure
News from the Allen Institute for Immunology: May 2021
May 20, 2021
Highlights include a new Lab Notes podcast: Fire Inside, a new technique explores the ins and outs of our immune cells, and more.
Shannon Reynolds | Science in Sixty
May 19, 2021
In our latest Science in Sixty, meet Shannon Reynolds, who has always had a knack for 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
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