Accelerating discoveries and pushing the frontiers of bioscience

The Allen Institute is fiercely committed to solving some of the biggest mysteries of bioscience, researching the unknown of human biology, in the brain, the human cell and the immune system. At the same time, we are pushing the frontiers of bioscience to continue to explore the edges of scientific discovery. 

Our scientists within each division collaborate in a team science approach, tackling big science projects. And everything learned within our walls is shared publicly across the world in what we call open science

All this work is done to fulfill our founder Paul G. Allen’s vision for accelerating global progress towards improving health and lengthening life.

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15 Years of Impact at the Allen Institute

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Latest News

Read more about the Allen Institute in the news and stories highlighting accomplishments and partnerships. 

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Allen Institute for Cell Science Debuts First Comprehensive View of Human Cell Division

May 22, 2019

The data-driven model sheds new light on mitosis, a critical process for human cells and a pivotal driver of cancer

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Out of Balance | Linda's life with RA

May 16, 2019

In our new series Out of Balance, see how rheumatoid arthritis patient Linda Sloate has persevered through countless surgeries and therapies, and what she hopes scientists at the Allen Institute for Immunology can accomplish.

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Out of Balance | Alyssa’s life with Crohn’s disease

May 14, 2019

Medical student Alyssa Clements bounced from doctor to doctor for her mysterious pain before she was finally diagnosed. One doctor even told her she’d never be a physician.

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New Cell Registry enables exploration of multiple brain cell type datasets

May 10, 2019

The release also includes six dataset summaries, with more to come

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How do living creatures take shape?

May 7, 2019

Exploring Frontiers symposium delves into the research of dynamic morphogenesis, or ‘nature’s blueprint’

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Q&A: A former experimental psychologist with a passion for data governance

May 3, 2019

Director of Software Development Paul Meijer shares why he’s so excited about the future of the new Allen Institute for Immunology

Our Impact on Science, and our World

Our knowledge, data and tools have been a catalyst across the world, allowing other scientists to accelerate their research and advance our understanding of human health and disease.

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See how Stanford electrical engineering student Amy Christensen used data from the Allen Brain Observatory to study how visual information is coded by the brain.
See how Christopher Chen from Boston University's Tissue Microfabrication Laboratory used the Allen Institute's publicly available human cell lines to study the structure that gives our heart muscle the ability to contract and pump blood.


Our Revolutionary Scientific Resources

Atlases that map the brain, a “periodic table” of cell types in the brain, and an observatory allowing for a large-scale approach to understanding the brain and watching neurons fire in real time, are all available on Allen Brain Map.
We created the first predictive and integrated 3D cell explorer and a collection of human stem cells to help improve the collective understanding of human cells in health—and ultimately disease, all available on the Allen Cell Explorer.

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