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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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Diversity of Cortical Neurons Captured in Comprehensive Computer Models

March 1, 2018

Collection of models accurately replicates activity of single cells in the brain

In The News

PSBJ Innovator of the Year: Hacking cells at the Allen Institute

Puget Sound Business Journal

February 22, 2018

The Allen Institute has been named the Innovator of the Year by Puget Sound Business Journal.


New frontiers in aging research

January 26, 2018

Allen Distinguished Investigator Steve Horvath and his colleagues have made a surprising discovery about two seemingly distinct aging clocks.


The Quest to Unravel The Connectome

January 26, 2018

We’re working with a collaborative team on the IARPA MICrONS project to create the largest ever roadmap of connections in the mammalian brain.