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Paul Allen founds cell science institute

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Paul Allen, that other Microsoft founder, announced a $100 million donation today that will establish a cell science institute in Seattle. The Allen Institute for Cell Science will study the structure and operation of cells, which will aid disease research by improving scientist’s ability to predict exactly how cells will behave. The institute’s first project will create models and a database that document exactly how all the parts of a cell work.¬†Allen previously founded institutes for brain and artificial intelligence research in 2003 and 2013, respectively.