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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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Researchers receive $1.5 million each to study extracellular matrix for cardiovascular research

August 9, 2017

American Heart Association, The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group fund research seeking next breakthrough


News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: July 2017

July 27, 2017

Highlights include a new Data Stories video, learning about neurons deep in the brain, new data and visualizations for the Allen Brain Observatory, a recap of NeuroFutures and a save-the-date for Showcase 2017.


Cell Shorts | Illuminating the kidney

July 26, 2017

In our new video series Cell Shorts, see how researcher Beno Freeman and his colleagues at the University of Washington are using the Allen Institute for Cell Science’s publicly available human induced pluripotent stem cells to study kidney disease and regeneration.


The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group announces two new Allen Discovery Centers

July 5, 2017

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group today announced the creation of two new Allen Discovery Centers, one at UW Medicine and one at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.