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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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A turbo engine for tracing neurons

April 28, 2017

Researchers are creating a way to turbo-charge neuron tracing, in order to handle even bigger data sets.


Announcing the Allen Cell Explorer

April 5, 2017

With the launch of the Allen Cell Explorer, scientists around the world will gain an unprecedented view into the organizational diversity of human stem cells, ultimately enabling them to better understand what makes human cells healthy and what goes wrong in disease.


Allen Cell Explorer: A portal to the human cell

April 5, 2017

The Allen Cell Explorer is a one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic digital window into the human cell. The website combines large-scale 3D imaging data, the first application of deep learning to create predictive models of cell organization, gene edited human stem cell lines and a growing suite of powerful tools.


Eyes on tadpole tails may revolutionize regenerative medicine

March 30, 2017

Researchers at the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University have made dramatic strides in the foundational science of regenerative medicine—by putting eyes on the tails of blind tadpoles.