Allen Institute for Cell Science
|Executive Director Alan "Rick" Horwitz|
The Allen Institute for Cell Science is a research institute established by Paul Allen in Seattle, Washington on 8 December 2014. The Institute is modelled in large part on the Allen Institute for Brain Science and received the same initial financial commitment from Allen—US$100,000,000 over five years. The two Institutes also share the same building.
The focus of the Institute will be "How does information encoded in our genes become living cells, and what goes wrong when a disease affects those cells?" All data generated and research tools developed by the Institute will be made publicly available online.
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