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Allen Cell Explorer

The Allen Cell Explorer is the data portal for the Allen Institute for Cell Science, where you can explore our publicly available data, tools and models. The portal provides an unprecedented view into the organizational diversity of human stem cells by combining large-scale 3D imaging data, predictive models, observations of cells, detailed methods, and cell lines that can be purchased for use in labs around the world.

Cell Science News

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Machine Learning Technique to Predict Human Cells' Organization Published in Nature Methods

September 17, 2018

Artificial intelligence approach could be used in cancer biology, regenerative medicine


New fluorescently tagged cell lines available, including first ‘silent’ tagged line

June 19, 2018

The Allen Cell Collection now contains five new fluorescently tagged stem cell lines, including the first cells in the collection with a tag specific to heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes.


Picture a cell: New 3D visual guide can help

June 18, 2018

New web-based, interactive tool aims to help scientists see human cells as they really are.