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Axios: Scientists get a new tool to study a common genetic heart condition

06.09.2024

Disease-specific cells developed by the Allen Institute for Cell Science offer a new window into the world's most common genetic heart condition.

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Fierce Biotech: Allen Institute’s cell lines could lead to new drugs for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

06.05.2024

(Photo credit: Fierce Biotech) By helping scientists make generalizations about the disease by unearthing the common denominator between mutations,...

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Zapping the right brain cells: The path to improved stimulation

06.04.2024

New findings could help scientists develop better ways to treat brain disorders with electrical stimulation.

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Allen Institute for Cell Science launches first disease-specific cell line collections

06.04.2024

New tools will advance study—and hopefully treatment—of common genetic heart conditions.

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Allen Institute for Cell Science releases first disease cell line collection to accelerate discovery

06.04.2024

Developing a “disease in a dish” to help treat disease in the body.

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Quantum mechanics and the puzzle of human consciousness

05.30.2024

Exploring how quantum processes in the brain might shape our experiences.

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Lab Notes | Cells in Space!

05.30.2024

Reaching new heights, stem cells from the Allen Institute for Cell Science were flown into space for the first time ever. 

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Next Generation Leaders program returns for 2024

05.13.2024

Applications now open for an engaging, collaborative opportunity for emerging scientific leaders.

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Hope for kids with IBD: New trial aims to improve treatment

05.13.2024

Allen Institute for Immunology and Seattle Children’s Research Institute launch study to unravel the molecular mysteries of pediatric IBD.

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Exploring the mind’s mysteries with Christof Koch

05.07.2024

In his latest book, Koch navigates ‘the sheer wonder and miracle of existence and that we are conscious at all.’

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Technology Networks: BARSeq Reveals the Brain Is Like a Pointillism Painting

04.29.2024

(Photo credit: Technology Networks/iStock) BARseq reveals that peripheral inputs can alter the identity of cortical neurons during development.

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How vision sculpts the developing brain

04.24.2024

Nature study reveals the key role vision plays in shaping the brain’s mosaic of neurons. 

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KIRO Radio: Breakthroughs in Synthetic Biology

04.23.2024

(Interview starts 11:35 in) Troy McDiarmid from the Seattle Center for Synthetic Biology describes the innovative research underway to create cellular...

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First-ever BrainFest inspires young minds at Pacific Science Center

04.10.2024

Allen Institute and Pacific Science Center partnership kicks off with a cerebral celebration

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Puget Sound Business Journal: Seattle biotech research hub launches with big goals for growth, scientific advances

04.10.2024

The Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology is developing technology to monitor genomic changes in cells in real time, in turn showing cells' whole...

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Inside Precision Medicine: How Single-Cell Omics is Revolutionizing Our View Of Neurobiology

04.08.2024

(Photo credit: miakievy / Getty Images) The adult human brain is made up of billions of neurons and glial cells. Understanding the diversity of these...

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Unraveling the Complexity of the Mammalian Brain

04.03.2024

Scientists used advanced, single-cell genomics and spatial mapping technologies to reveal this complex and rich cellular landscape.

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GeekWire: Inside the new Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology, which uses DNA to ‘record biology over time’

04.02.2024

(Photo credit: Charlotte Schubert) Researchers opened the doors Monday to the new Seattle Hub for Synthetic Biology, a collaboration between the Allen...

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The Scientist: A Cell-by-Cell Map of the Entire Mouse Brain

04.01.2024

This comprehensive map laid the foundation for the next stage of investigations, such as scaling up efforts to chart nonhuman primates and human...

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