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
Look in the labs | Cell Science
September 12, 2022
What makes human cells healthy and what goes wrong in disease? Allen Institute for Cell Science researchers investigate to learn more.
SciShots: Brain tumors in high-res
June 30, 2022
Scientists are using tumor “spheroids” to study glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer
SciShots: Exploring cellular variability
June 10, 2022
Scientists are studying the wide range of “normal” within human cells