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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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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.

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Allen Brain Observatory: Visualizing the brain in action

July 13, 2016

The Allen Institute for Brain Science today announced the release of the Allen Brain Observatory: a highly standardized survey of cellular-level activity in the mouse visual system. This dynamic tool empowers scientists to investigate how circuits in the behaving mouse brain coordinate to drive activity and perception, and lays a crucial foundation for understanding perception, cognition and ultimately consciousness.

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Allen Brain Observatory launched

July 13, 2016

Dynamic resource to observe neurons in action provides unprecedented window into how the brain perceives the visual world

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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