Impact

Cell Shorts

Cell Shorts

The Allen Institute for Cell Science released its first public data on allencell.org, the Allen Cell Explorer, in 2017. The website combines large-scale 3D imaging data, predictive models of cell organization, gene edited human stem cell lines and a growing suite of data analysis tools. The cell science community has used our cell lines and data to gain insight into healthy human cells, and diseases like heart and kidney disease.

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Cell Shorts | Bringing cell science resources to the classroom

July 12, 2019

Biology textbook pictures of cells can be misinterpreted or misleading. These three biology teachers are using real pictures and data of human cells to help their students learn.

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Cell Shorts | Accelerating degenerative eye disease therapies

June 25, 2019

See how Kapil Bharti from the National Eye Institute is working to find new therapies for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with the help of the Allen Cell Collection.

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New VR game lets you learn about cells by tossing them

February 19, 2019

The app, now on display at Pacific Science Center, teaches users the stages of cell division through interactions with 3D models of human cells

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Cell Shorts | A new window into heart cells

January 30, 2019

See how Christopher Chen used the Allen Cell Collection to study the development of sarcomeres in heart muscle cells.

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Cell Shorts | A common platform for human cell research

March 7, 2018

See how Bruce Conklin is using our gene-edited WTC cells to find therapies for life threatening genetic diseases.

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Cell Shorts | Illuminating the kidney

July 26, 2017

See how researcher Beno Freeman and his colleagues at the University of Washington are using the Allen Institute for Cell Science’s publicly available human induced pluripotent stem cells to study kidney disease and regeneration.