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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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New on the Allen Cell Explorer

November 29, 2017

Since the launch of the Allen Cell Explorer in April, the Allen Institute for Cell Science team has added even more data and tools to provide a rich and valuable window into the human stem cell.


Allen Cell Explorer Tutorial: Navigating the 3D Cell Viewer

November 29, 2017

The 3D Cell Viewer is a tool in the Allen Cell Explorer for viewing thousands of 3D images of cellular structures and organelles.

Press Release

Researchers reveal new details on aged brain, Alzheimer's and dementia

November 21, 2017

Robust analysis of samples from 107 human brains highlights features of healthy and diseased aging

Annual Report

2017 Annual Report: Decoding Complexity

November 16, 2017

The Allen Institute is pursuing projects at many scales that seek organizing principles, models and codes to make sense of bioscience’s incredible complexity.