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Newsletter May 2020
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A message for our research community

A message for our research community

As the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many research labs to pause operations or shift focus, we at the Frontiers Group want to support our research community however we can. Director Kathy Richmond shared her thoughts on this unique moment in history in a message to Allen Distinguished Investigators and Allen Discovery Center researchers.

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Stories


 

Scientists are working on a face mast that detects coronavirus

Scientists are working on a face mask that detects coronavirus

In the inaugural episode of the Allen Institute’s new podcast, Lab Notes, and an accompanying Q&A, we talk with Allen Distinguished Investigator James Collins, who is developing a protective face mask that would signal if the wearer is infected with the novel coronavirus.

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#ScienceMatters

#ScienceMatters

Our new video series, #ScienceMatters, features scientists sharing their thoughts on the importance of research. The videos include Allen Distinguished Investigators Baljit Khakh, Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir and Clodagh O’Shea.

Watch the video series ►︎

 

Random chance in early brain development sets adult fruit flies’ personalities

Random chance in early brain development sets adult fruit flies’ personalities

A new study led by Allen Distinguished Investigator Bassem Hassan found that brain wiring asymmetry established as animals grow influences their innate behavior.

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Competition yields new approaches to trace development, cell by cell

Competition yields new approaches to trace development, cell by cell

In March, the Allen Institute and Sage Bionetworks announced winners of the Allen Institute Cell Lineage Reconstruction DREAM Challenge.

Read our press release ►︎

 

In the News


 

A mask that can detect if you're infected with coronavirus? One is in the works

McClatchy Newspapers, May 13, 2020

Harvard and MIT researchers are developing a face mask that lights up when it detects the coronavirus

Business Insider, May 13, 2020

Meet the xenobots, virtual creatures brought to life

New York Times, April 3, 2020

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