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.


New research initiative to fund studies of age-related cognitive impairment

May 10, 2018

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announce funding to support studies on age-related cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer's disease.


Sculpting Nature's Masterpiece: The Big Brain

April 11, 2018

Allen Discovery Center researchers discovered evidence that a gene called "ASPM" is behind the expansion of the cerebral cortex.


News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group: April 2018

April 4, 2018

Highlights include neurodegeneration research, Exploring Frontiers seminar, bioelectricity research, a surprising discovery about aging clocks, and advances in active genetics.