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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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Allen Institute for Brain Science awarded ~$100 million to lead global collaborations that will build comprehensive atlases of brain cell types

October 23, 2017

National Institutes of Health funding expands work to identify and catalog the building blocks of the brain, and creates global center for data sharing


Allen Institute for Brain Science to lead pilot project supported by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

October 16, 2017

Allen Institute researchers have been awarded a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to lead a collaborative project to benchmark, evaluate and compare many technologies for measuring all genes expressed in the mouse and human neocortex.


CellProfiler goes 3D

October 16, 2017

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the Allen Institute for Cell Science announced the release of CellProfiler 3.0: a free, open-source quantitative image analysis package that can identify objects in 3D images volumetrically.


Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University | Reading and writing the morphogenetic code

October 11, 2017

Go inside the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University to see how Center Director Michael Levin and his colleagues are working to read and write the morphogenetic code.