The cell is the building block of all living organisms and is incredibly complex. We’re taking a novel, holistic approach to understand the human cell and help accelerate cell biology and biomedical research.
To minimize risk of transmission of COVID-19 among employees and to meet Washington state mandates, we activated a work from home policy for non-essential employees, effective March 6th.
While our experimental program is compromised, all of our other activities continue uninhibited and we remain open for science. Our cell lines and plasmids are still available from Coriell and Addgene, respectively. Our computational analysis tools and visualization platforms can be viewed and utilized by researchers and educators on allencell.org.
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Our bodies are composed of trillions of specialized cells. It’s the building block that makes us—and unmakes us—in health and disease. The Allen Institute for Cell Science uses diverse technologies and approaches at a large scale to study the cell and its components as an integrated system. Our live imaging data of the major cell structures, tagged by genome-editing human stem cells, is used to develop predictive models of cell states and behavior. One of our founding credos is open science, therefore, all our data and methods at the Allen Cell Explorer are publicly available to scientists worldwide.
Cell Science News
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.
Open Science Week | Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D.
September 15, 2020
Saving scientists valuable time and resources — our commitment to open science is filling an important niche in the cell biology community explains Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, a member of our Allen Institute for Cell Science's Scientific Advisory Board.