What is Human Cell Atlas Project? – The Work & Purpose

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What is Human Cell Atlas Project?
What is Human Cell Atlas Project?

Launched in 2016, Human Cell Atlas project was a collaborative effort between scientists. The purpose of this project is to generate data related to molecular and cellular activities of various cell types in the body in both its diseased and normal state using techniques such as single-cell genomics.

The information collected in the project will be helpful for scientists to understand the differential molecular factors that vary between healthy states versus a diseased state of an organ. Further, it will bring out the cross-talk of molecular factors in various organs that will help to understand the networking between organs in a much better way.

Image Source: humancellatlas.org

More about the human cell atlas project can be found here.


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