The most comprehensive map of one million human cells from 3 organs
LONDON: An international team of scientists has compiled detailed data of one million different cells from around 33 human organs. It is hoped that this will pave the way for health and treatment of diseases.
Researcher at the Welcome Singer Center, Dr. Sarah Taykhman, described the “Human Cell Atlas” as a Google map of the human body. It can be seen in the various human cells and function on the corridors of tissues.
The latest addition includes an additional 500,000 cells from 24 human tissues and organs, including the heart, skin, and other cells. The details were published in four articles on May 13 in the journal Science. A total of 2,300 scientists from 83 countries participated.
It can also be considered as a peer of the human genome project, which includes a complete draft of the human active gene. Dr. Stephen Quick of Stanford University, who is involved in the project, says: “We call the human genome the real book of life, which is not true. Every human cell has its place. Other conditions can be reviewed.