Open Science is one of our founding credos: sharing our data, resources, and tools with the world. See how this model has accelerated discovery in the broader scientific community and see how patients with immune-related diseases are inspiring our research in our original series, Cell Shorts, Data Stories, and Out of Balance.
In September of 2020 we launched Open Science Week to celebrate and promote efforts by our team and by the community to openly share scientific data, tools and resources. Learn more.
Check out the short videos and stories below highlighting our impact.
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
Cell Shorts | Lab-grown human skin holds promise for skin grafts
June 4, 2020
Researchers have succeeded in growing the most lifelike human skin in the lab to date. Allen Institute for Cell Science cell lines formed the basis for the human skin organoids.
A new discovery about ALS
February 13, 2020
Stem cell researcher Evangelos Kiskinis and his colleagues discovered a strange — literal — wrinkle in neurons from ALS patients. Allen Institute for Cell Science resources are helping them study these features in more detail.
Data Stories | Understanding STING
April 2, 2020
See how researcher Kathryn McGuckin Wuertz is trying to understand the relationship between infectious diseases and neurological diseases.
Data Stories | What our heartbeats reveal about our brains
March 10, 2020
The human brain pulses every time the heart beats. Scientists have used that tiny jiggle to reveal new insights about our neurons.
Data Stories | How bird brains help us understand our own
December 2, 2019
Erich Jarvis studies how vocal learning evolves. Allen Institute resources are helping him connect the dots from bird song to human speech.
Lab Notes | 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.
Out of Balance | Maria’s journey with melanoma
November 11, 2019
A fortuitous event led to an early diagnosis. Ten years later, her cancer journey is not over.
Out of Balance | Linda's life with RA
May 16, 2019
In our new series Out of Balance, see how rheumatoid arthritis patient Linda Sloate has persevered through countless surgeries and therapies, and what she hopes scientists at the Allen Institute for Immunology can accomplish.