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.

News from The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group


2 million-cell experiment traces how a mammal grows, cell by single cell

February 20, 2019

Largest single-cell database of its kind sheds light on early mouse development, lays groundwork for understanding developmental diseases


New CRISPR-based technique in mice upends rules of genetic inheritance

January 23, 2019

‘Active genetics,’ the parent technique of controversial gene drives, could speed biomedical research, improve mouse models of human disease


2018 Highlights from the Frontiers Group

December 20, 2018

A new collaboration to combat cognitive decline, reflections on founder Paul G. Allen’s impact, and more from the Frontiers Group this year