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Tiny high-tech probes reveal how information flows across the brain

January 21, 2021

In the largest study of its kind to date, scientists use ‘Neuropixels’ probes to capture details of how the mouse brain sees the world


News from the Allen Institute for Immunology: January 2021

January 14, 2021

Highlights include our latest Lab Notes podcast episode, 3 mysteries of COVID-19, and more.


3 immune mysteries of COVID-19 — and 1 big success story

January 12, 2021

The pandemic has revealed how much we really don’t know about our own immune systems, experts say


Starved but unable to eat: Life with Crohn’s

December 23, 2020

Aldan Beaubien was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in high school. Now an IT engineer at a research institute studying the disease, he has new hope for better treatments or even a cure.


These visual neurons catch what we might miss

December 16, 2020

When mice see faint objects approaching head on, certain neurons kick into gear — possibly to warn them


2020: Year in review

December 14, 2020

A look back at science highlights from a year like no other, from the Allen Institute’s research in the immune system, brain, cell biology and the frontiers of science


News from the Allen Institute: December 2020

December 10, 2020

Highlights include, our latest Lab Notes podcast, our 2020 Annual Report, links found between unsung brain cells and Huntington's disease, and more.


2020 Annual Report: Science is...

December 9, 2020

Science is a new perspective. Science is critical. Science is life-changing. Science is... We explore these concepts in our 2020 annual report.


News from the Allen Institute for Cell Science: December 2020

December 1, 2020

Highlights include: new CRISPRi cell lines, funding through the NIH's 4D Nucleome program, upcoming events, and more.


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


News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: November 2020

November 18, 2020

Highlights include: a new study using the Patch-seq method to classify cell types in the mammalian brain, the 2020 cohort of Next Generation Leaders announced, progress in our efforts to build a wiring diagram of the brain, and more.


News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: November 2020

November 5, 2020

Highlights include: new Allen Distinguished Investigators announced, a new podcast on SCANning for coronavirus, recent research on astrocytes, upcoming events, and more.


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.

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