exploring frontiers of bioscience

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group explores the landscape of science to identify and invest in pioneers with ideas that will create new knowledge and make the world better. Through continuous dialogue with scientists and visionaries around the world, the Frontiers Group will uncover novel ideas in bioscience with the potential to transform fields.  The Frontiers Group will help to create new ways of doing science, new ways of solving problems, and foster a creative community that imagines and creates the future.

Landscape perspective

We engage with scientists and visionaries around the world to uncover and make visible emerging frontiers and new directions in science. We convene creative partners in novel ways to imagine possible futures.

Funding new ideas

We invest in investigators and centers for frontier explorations that lead to new fundamental insights and produce important solutions with big impact.

Creative synthesis

We link ideas across the landscape of quantitative fields now addressing bioscience research and seek out creative approaches that span disciplines.

Press Release

Conceptual Artist Tavares Strachan Joins Allen Institute as First Artist-In-Residence

March 21, 2018

Renowned artist will collaborate with Institute scientists during coming year


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.


Allen Discovery Center uncovers the role of accumulating mutations in the brain

January 18, 2018

Researchers at the Allen Discovery Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University have published a technical tour-de-force that may help explain neurodegeneration and everyday “senior moments,” thanks to single-neuron whole-genome sequencing.