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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.

Across the Institute


Extending our maps of the brain

January 20, 2017

Even well-charted territory in the brain can contain surprises. Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have recently published data in the journal eLife that raise interesting questions about how we draw borders between regions in the visual part of the brain.


Allen Institute 2016 Year in Review

December 20, 2016

Between launching new products, publishing landmark scientific papers, hosting numerous events and welcoming a new member to our family of business units, 2016 has been an exceptional year for the Allen Institute. Here are highlights from this past year.


Announcing the Allen Cell Collection

November 30, 2016

The Allen Institute for Cell Science has released the Allen Cell Collection: the first publicly available collection of gene edited, fluorescently tagged human induced pluripotent stem cells that target key cellular structures with unprecedented clarity.



November 18, 2016

Meet the people, discover the culture #HereAtAllen.