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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 wiring diagram for sleep

May 26, 2017

Anyone who suffers from insomnia knows how sleep is not so easily untangled from being awake—and recent research shows that the brain’s own wiring reflects that pattern.


Color & Pattern

May 23, 2017

Allen Institute researchers visit the new exhibit Color & Pattern at Seattle’s Pivot Art+Culture to show us how what our brain expects to see can have a strong impact on what it does see.


Allen Discovery Center researchers use bioelectric code to override genetic code

May 23, 2017

Researchers at the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University have shown that permanent changes to flatworm body plans can be made not by manipulating the genome, but by resetting their bioelectric code.


Next Generation Leaders 2017 Call for Applications

April 25, 2017

Apply to be a Next Generation Leader at the Allen Institute for Brain Science by June 9, 2017.