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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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Annual Report

2017 Annual Report: Decoding Complexity

November 16, 2017

The Allen Institute is pursuing projects at many scales that seek organizing principles, models and codes to make sense of bioscience’s incredible complexity.


Data Stories | Molecular roots of language disorders

November 9, 2017

See how computational scientist Emma Myers used the Allen Human Brain Atlas to explore the molecular roots of speech and language disorders.

Press Release

Allen Institute for Brain Science announces 2017 Next Generation Leaders

November 9, 2017

Distinguished early-career scientists invited to participate in Allen Institute advisory council

Press Release

New Silicon Probes Record Activity of Hundreds of Neurons Simultaneously

November 8, 2017

Neuroscientists who want to follow the nervous system’s cellular conversations will soon have access to easy-to-use technology that simultaneously monitors neural activity at hundreds of different sites within the brain