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.
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
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.
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.
Allen Institute for Cell Science Debuts First Comprehensive View of Human Cell Division
May 22, 2019
The data-driven model sheds new light on mitosis, a critical process for human cells and a pivotal driver of cancer