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The Allen Cell Explorer is the data portal for the Allen Institute for Cell Science, where you can explore our publicly available data, tools and models. The portal provides an unprecedented view into the organizational diversity of human stem cells by combining large-scale 3D imaging data, predictive models, observations of cells, detailed methods, and cell lines that can be purchased for use in labs around the world.

Cell Science News

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A new technique to make beating human heart cells glow

April 10, 2019

Fluorescent labels on the cellular structures that allow our hearts to beat will enable studies of cardiac defects or regeneration

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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.