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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 Human Brain Reference Atlas published in Journal of Comparative Neurology

September 16, 2016

The Allen Human Brain Reference Atlas is the most structurally complete map of the human brain to date.


Impressions | Allen Institute for Cell Science

August 23, 2016

Excitement is building in the cell biology community for the work happening at the Allen Institute for Cell Science. In this video, hear impressions from some of our scientific advisory board members.

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Comprehensive map of primate brain development published in Nature

July 15, 2016

Transcriptional atlas sheds crucial light on what makes human brain development distinct


Introducing the Allen Brain Observatory

July 13, 2016

Understanding the brain requires more than a census of its genes or a catalog of its parts--we need to watch it in action as it performs the tasks that give rise to activity, perception, cognition and ultimately consciousness.