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The Allen Institute is dedicated to answering some of the biggest questions in bioscience and accelerating research worldwide. The Institute is a recognized leader in large-scale research with a commitment to an open science model within its research institutes, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, and the Allen Institute for Cell Science. In 2016, the Allen Institute expanded its reach toward the broader landscape of bioscience with the launch of The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, which identifies pioneers with new ideas to expand the boundaries of knowledge and make the world better.

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Understanding the aging brain

May 27, 2016

Understanding how our brains change as we age, and the events that may contribute to the onset of dementia and other disorders has been a longstanding challenge in the field of neuroscience. In collaboration with researchers at UW Medicine and Group Health, the Allen Institute for Brain Science has released a new online resource on Aging, Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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Paul G. Allen Announces $100 million to Launch The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group

March 23, 2016

Initial commitment toward a larger 10-year plan will create group to explore and fund frontiers in bioscience


Allen Institute for Cell Science Directors

February 9, 2016

Meet the scientific directors at the Allen Institute for Cell Science. The directors will build out collaborative teams of researchers who will develop and incorporate diverse technologies and approaches at a large scale to study the cell as an integrated system.


New Allen Institute headquarters

December 4, 2015

The Allen Institute has a new home. We have just opened the doors to our new headquarters in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, the city’s biotechnology hub.