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Exploring the Complexities of Our Minds and Bodies

We are leaders in large-scale, high quality research with a commitment to share our findings and data openly with the world.

Our Science Programs

Our teams explore the mechanics of the brain, investigate the behavior of our cells, examine our immune systems in health and disease, and pursue scientific ideas that are on the frontiers of human understanding.

High-resolution brain-wide imaging of axonal arbors to examine connectivity in defined cell types.

Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics

We aim to understand the brain’s activity by studying how animals interpret their environment to make decisions.
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Allen Institute for Cell Science

Understanding human cells holistically and dynamically to predict and understand human health and disease.
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A new technique lets scientists watch live neurons in glowing color. Here, a piece of human brain tissue, donated by a patient undergoing brain surgery in the Seattle area, is lit up in green and blue thanks to a modified virus that delivers fluorescent labels only to a single class of neuron in the brain. Green cells are inhibitory neurons; blue are all cells.

Allen Institute for Brain Science

Characterizing and mapping brain cell types with unprecedented precision and scale.
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Allen Institute for Immunology TEA-seq data - a trimodal assay that simultaneously measures transcriptomics (scRNA-seq), epitopes, and chromatin accessibility (scATAC-seq) from thousands of single cells

Allen Institute for Immunology

Working to understand the delicate balancing act of the immune system.
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The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group

Committed to expanding our collective understanding of bioscience by pushing the boundaries of possibility.
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Male and female researchers in a laboratory

Science Programs at Allen Institute