New Allen Cell Observatory, With $100 Million, Promises Animated View Of Cell Behavior

December 8, 2014 9:10 PM

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New Allen Cell Observatory, With $100 Million, Promises Animated View Of Cell Behavior

Big visions for cell biology prompted Paul Allen to launch the Allen Institute for Cell Science, and new director Rick Horwitz explains its new way of seeing cells.

We have not been seeing cells as they really are, says Rick Horwitz, and it is time for that to change. Traditional laboratories focus on one or two aspects of cells, and not on the way the hundreds of different pieces of molecular machinery within the cell affect one another. To improve that perspe...

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